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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  • Even in late spring the snow on the mountains is beautiful. It's a very quick stop but a worth the visit.  more »
  • On the wall of snow atop the world nothing. When I went, there were cold, so very cold, exploring not out too much. Want to go again, weather permitting.
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  • This is a fun activity to do while in the Hida area, especially as we were staying at nearby Yarimikan, where the onsen baths are cleaned from 10-2. The views are excellent. Also, as others have menti...  more »
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  • Good time to explore is in March. Snow still noticeable but good weather with plenty of sunshine. No crowded free to move around. Some restaurants at the ropeway station but less choices to choose. Souvenir shops with locals produce. From the look out point you may see the Kita Alps that is majestic!
  • It has a nice environment and looks good during the Winter season in my opinion. The goods are a bit pricey especially their ice cream but it's but the overall is fine. Stunning view from the top.
  • The view is stunning, it's a little pricey and the whole experience lacks a little with getting squashed into a cable car (it's a little like enduring instead of enjoying) on the way up and down but it's picturesque at the top and we had a good day traveling out from Takayama for the day.
  • 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!
  • Depends on luck. Went there twice. First time the view was clear and absolutely inspiring. Second time it was foggy. I think the packaged deal (print voucher from japanese version website) with onsen was worth it. Tried the onsen at the mid section. It was so so but we had the onsen just to ourselves.
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