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Shinhotaka Ropeway

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Okuhidaonsengo Kansaka, Shinhodaka, Takayama 506-1421, Gifu Prefecture
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank FJjazzmin
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

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 😋

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank KlCarmen
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank KhiamYeongH
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank SamuelEnLaiSong
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank avtsanti
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Jameslky1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JeffreyF_11
Reviewed 6 November 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank jaylowe
Reviewed 20 October 2018 via mobile

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

Date of experience: October 2018
2  Thank ikamarizka
Reviewed 17 October 2018

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

Date of experience: October 2018
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10 December 2018|
Response from JeffreyF_11 | Reviewed this property |
Yes from bottom & back to bottom of ropeway itself. However it's a couple of hours each way from Takayama by bus & you may well have to queue. See my review 're other considerations.
10 December 2018|
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Response from KhiamYeongH | Reviewed this property |
You can get it the same day. However if you are going from Takayama, you could get a 3 day hop on hop off bus which includes coupons for exchanging the Ropeway rides, and some other coupons.
9 December 2018|
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Response from Jameslky1 | Reviewed this property |
Definitely. It is very family friendly. Have fun.