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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. Work out when and for how long to visit Shinhotaka Ropeway and other Takayama attractions using our handy Takayama itinerary builder.
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  • Good fun going up and down some very steep mountainsides and when we visited recently, arriving to snow covering the mountain top.  more »
  • This was a nice view at the top, but there really wasn't much to do other than going up and then coming down.  more »
  • The whole day trip from Takayama to Shin-Hotaka and back took about 6 hours and costed 6000 yen per person and it was not worth it. There is nothing extraordinary if you have ever tried a ropeway and ...  more »