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Good place but RUDE staff On the way back from Nishihotakaguchi the ropeway no.2 I just ask the staff man "which floor is for the rope way back?" He just answer me " The ropeway goes every 15 and 45pass hours, thinking? Don't be stupid"...More
Known as Japan Alps by some. This do not disappoint. Loved the view. Soft snow has fallen when I'm there in Nov. Since you are up might as well grab an ice cream cone soft serve for 600yen super yummy 😋
This is the first time we experienced a snowing mountain and we are definitely not disappointed.
Mount Hotaka (I think that’s what it’s called) is the third highest mountain in Japan and I understand the double deck cable car up the mountain is the highest...More
At the first station of the entire Shinhotaka Ropeway, there is nothing much to bother noticing, other than a rather medium sized gift shop that sold various goods and popular prefectural items that are special to a certain prefecture. Anyway, the Gondola round-trip ticket for...More
The ropeway tickets cost 3000 yen but they're definitely worth it. The mountain views are lovely especially during the winter time. There's a small cafe too where you can get a nice cup of matcha. You can also go to an onsen or try the...More
This would be a great view if the weather permits. We were very unfortunate as it.was very cloudy when we went up. There was no opportunity to see the picturesome mountain range.
We went up in mid November and also missed seeing snow up the...More
If you are visiting Takayama & the Japan Alps it makes sense to go to the highest easily accessible spot: 7073ft/ 2156m at the top of Shinhotaka ropeway. Having said that it’s quite an effort to get there, involves a whole day trip & it’s...More
I guess others who start trekking from the peak of this ropeway may feel differently, but to me, you get the best scenery on the way to the top, but not at the top... I've been to quite a lot of ropeways in Japan, but...More
This is my 4 time to visit shinhotaka. Make sure you check the weather forecast before visiting. Look for the clear blue sky.
Always visit at the morning. The view will clearly blow your mind.
Do not forget to visit Hirayu onsen. The outside onsen...More
Given the time , effort and cost involved in getting to the top , some may feel disappointed while some may loved it . Definitely not if you are rushing for time , you need to allocate about 2-3 hr excluding getting to the base...More