Shinhotaka Ropeway, Takayama

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On the hillside of Japan's third-tallest mountain, Shinhotaka Ropeway lets you observe remarkable natural scenery from a double-decker gondola. Opened in 1970, the ropeway heads up mighty Mount Hotaka to an altitude of 2,156 m (7,073 ft) above sea level. As you reach the chilly observation deck at the top, you can take in a spectacular panoramic view of the Northern Japan Alps. Admire the natural scenery of the season, whether lush green, golden yellow, or blindingly white. Because of the altitude, always bring something warm to wear. Before you head to Takayama, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Takayama day trip planning site , to make sure you see all that Takayama has to offer, including Shinhotaka Ropeway.
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  • Amazing views from the ropeway is expensive because it had never been very often go to the Hida went views from the observation deck of the great helpful because professional photographers take photos on your Smartphone
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  • There are actually 2 ropeways - Ropeway 1 takes you a short way in a normal single deck car, then you change to Ropeway 2 (on the double decker - they look great from the outside but you don't feel an...  more »
  • The busride from Takayama-city was a bit long (1h45min.) but well worth it. The view is spectacular. We couldn’t stay for long because a blizzard was turning up on the mountain top.  more »
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  • The wind is too strong today, the ropeway is closed. But the view from below is quite nice too. Highly recommend you to check the weather before going!
  • Cold af, but so worth it. We took a bus from Takayama at 8:30. Got there about 2 and a half hours later. Lucky to get a clear day. A stack of snow had fallen the night before; it was magical. As you can see from the shots, they were several feet high. You don't get anything like that in Australia.
  • I think the view will be so nice if weather is fine. Howwever, seems like all my friend visit in Spring, summer and myself in this autumn we all got the same cloudy view only.
  • My wife and I wanted to try it the double- deck cable car in early June 2014, but missed the last ride. So we came again with our three children in the early afternoon of December 23, 2017. We were inside the upper deck on our way up and the lower deck down!
  • Up up up... to the peak. My pictures tell all. Worth every penny.

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