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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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  • Poor visibility in rain, go top by ropeway or grounds not only lost, but the result is good to go. On April 7, but still much snow, snow Maze was at the Summit. See scenery is nothing but vacant, lift, and could enjoy a foot bath while watching the snow.
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  • Visited by daytrip on a bus from Takayama (90 mins each way). The whole trip was quite expensive but given that our kids have been brought up in the Tropics and have never seen proper powdery snow, th...  more »
  • To go by bus and cable car that never should go. In the snowy mountains of the 360-degree weather permitting the March against the Blue Sky corridor of snow appear in the Observatory. In the morning people less.
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