Akechidaira Observation Area, Nikko

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Enjoy magnificent views of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls from Akechidaira Observation Area, a plateau near the top of the steep, meandering Irohazaka road. You can take a three-minute cable car on the Akechidaira ropeway to reach the top of the observatory, which is on the way the lake, or you can hike for three to four hours to reach it. The ropeway ride may be cancelled due to bad weather and, if traveling by bus, check the schedule to avoid getting stuck for a while with not much to do. The observatory has a parking with a souvenir shop and a cafeteria. A visit to Akechidaira Observation Area represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Nikko family vacation planner to plot your vacation.
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  • August 8, 2017
    To promote solar station public car ride of approximately half an hour or so to Prada wise, there are 纜 cars climb up the Hill Gang 頂 view deck. You can can see here clearly see Kegon Falls and things tend to port colors hen Temple in the Lake, such as game 覽 said in the autumn scene or landscape image: more beautiful! Car service for the public, it is necessary to note public car Userboxes/Time.
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  • July 22, 2017
    Ride the Tobu Nikko bus heading for Chuzenji Lake and make the stop at Akechidaira. I was not lucky. Arrived here and it was empty because the fog was so thick and no one rides the ropeway..  more »
  • July 15, 2017
    And to take a break so that traffic is up hill from the right lane to the akechidaira, 拝memasu man of the mountain. However, eight ago the parking lot has been closed. According to the opening hours of aerial tramway parking lot is released.
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