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Unkai Terrace

Open today: 05:00 - 07:00
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Very nice view

Free shuttle to this Unkai Terrace. I was there during winter. Lots of snow. Bring warm cloths with... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
via mobile
Worth getting up very early

Yes, it's a hassle when on vacation to get up so early (drinks the night before aside), but this is... read more

Reviewed 18 August 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent scenery, worth the trip of gondola or ski lift (same vehicle different ticket)if you also wanna try to snowkart. It took a few minutes walk from the station. Different opening time for summer and winter

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank JosephH1102
Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

Free shuttle to this Unkai Terrace. I was there during winter. Lots of snow. Bring warm cloths with you.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank wong_tigger
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

OMG! This was such a magical experience! You take the gondola up to the mountain to watch the sunrise above the clouds! There are various lookout platforms and the views just get better and better. A must do experience!

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Oztravels7
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

We visited unkai terrace to experience the beautiful sea of clouds... we were staying in furano and drove about 2 hours to get here... the website said that first cable car up is at 5am but when we got there at 440am there was at...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank SingaporeMummy
Reviewed 18 August 2018

Yes, it's a hassle when on vacation to get up so early (drinks the night before aside), but this is a beautiful scenic view which if the conditions are right is enhanced with the islands in the clouds. Lucked out with short lines going up,...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank richsmar
Reviewed 6 August 2018 via mobile

We weren't lucky enough to see the clouds. Too bad had to wake up at 3am and wait through 1hr in line to get up to the lift.

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Hyang530
Reviewed 31 July 2018

It was so lucky that we are able to see it, as we just stayed at Hoshino Resorts for one night only, and it was actually planned back in March. Anyway, we woke up at 4am and thought we likely be the first batch of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank anacchan
Reviewed 25 July 2018

We arrived at the Unkai Terrance at 430am, it was already bright outside as the sun is up early. We had purchased the tickets beforehand, but that was not necessary on the day we visited as the lines were not long at the ticket counter....More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank Elizabeth38
Reviewed 21 July 2018 via mobile

Weather condition allowing “Sea of Clouds” view is not a guarantee. Plus the gondola only works early morning, uphills only until 8 am (at least it was like this, when we were there). After eight it only takes people down. There is no hiking path...More

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank ursula_ruh
Reviewed 15 July 2018

no point really going up when its vert thick cloud, can't see anything when you get to the top. tricky to judge the right day to go as the cable cars only run from 5am to 8am. the cable car doesn't run when there is...More

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank LondonChiswick
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15 January 2019|
Response from anacchan | Reviewed this property |
Last time I went there in mid June 2018, and so lucky that we saw it, but it all subject to the weather. Based on the opening schedule in 2018, that is May 12 - Oct 15, maybe you can reach out to the hotel for more updated... More
22 December 2018|
Response from wong_tigger | Reviewed this property |
Hard to tell . It depends on the weather.
19 October 2018|
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Response from Rebecca G | Reviewed this property |
We took the 6.30 and 7am cable in June 2018 ,as we make 2 trips. You may need to check with them or the hotel to see there are any earlier timing for the cable car.