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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  • You can enjoy nature while on an aerial tramway is off. From the observation deck you can enjoy spectacular views of the Northern Alps and yarigatake. You can also enjoy walking on nature walks. A sudden change in the weather, so bring rain gear. Price is a little high.
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  • If you have a sunny observation deck is white, without seeing anything ' money return-"sure mountaintop Observatory weather before you ride, so it will become. It was minus 10 degrees sunny when I went. From the Observatory, is the contrast between the blue sky and white snow, fine clear air "come to" and I thought. There were a lot of people of Roma Termini, the alien is desperately, wanted to take pictures. During Birch spur station "bakery of the Alps I" is most delicious croissants here. This delicious croissants was for the first time in my life. I was fooled, and please try to eat.
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  • We made online reservation for the Nohi Bus Tour Shinhotaka Ropeway Package (¥5900) and picked up the passes at Nohi Bus Centre in Takayama where we stayed three nights at Hida Plaza Hotel. The Packag...  more »

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Look along the banks of the river running north-south through Takayama for arguably the town's best accommodations. Traditional ryokan (guesthouses) with onsite onsen (traditional Japanese spas) occupy scenic positions across this central area, displaying fine carpentry skills of the locals and the distinctive architectural style they developed over the years. West of this area, you'll find a number of basic ryokan, with a decent selection of side-street hostels and standard hotels around the train station.
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