Shin-Hotaka Ropeway
Shin-Hotaka Ropeway
4.5
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
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Mark
Queenstown, New Zealand2,910 contributions
Feb 2023
This is no doubt going to be one of my most memorable excursions, every time I have visited Japan it’s always been during summer so this time I got a chance to spend a couple of weeks during winter, we get snow where I live but this is the next level and Shinhotaka Ropeway was absolutely stunning, I was in total awe of the beauty and spectacular scenery, if you ever get a chance I thoroughly recommend this excursion, if breathtaking beautiful scenery is your thing the this is for you, word of warning though if you do go during winter I strongly recommend plenty of warm clothes as the day we were there it was -13 degrees and if you can, invest in a pair of ice spikes that attach to the soles of your shoes and just gives you more balance and confidence walking on icy surfaces- not expensive.
Written 24 July 2023
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Jet4worknplay
Singapore, Singapore574 contributions
Dec 2022 • Family
Winter Wonderland in December ! The purpose of our visit was to see snow and we were not disappointed! Enroute from Nagoya via Takayama to the ropeway station, it started snowing and the snow capped trees and scenery out of the bus windows was breathtaking! Getting there from Nagoya is 3hr+1.5hr bus rides from Nagoya-Takayama-Shinhotaka Ropeway. At the ropeway station, there are two separate cable car stations, the cable cars either run past 15min/45min (tier 1) or 00mins/30min (tier2) timed to enable smooth connections between both lines. You need to plan ahead (catch the cable cars back down to base station) if you intend to catch the last Nohi route bus back to Takayama bus station (1755hrs in Dec22). There was a cafe bakery at mid level station and a restaurant and gift shop at the summit station. Quite overpriced food because it’s the only F&B outlet. At the summit you can look down at all the neighboring mountains from the observation deck and walk around the nature park. Absolutely stunning views and peaceful environment to enjoy the freshly falling snow!
Written 12 January 2023
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AI MIN
Singapore, Singapore57 contributions
Jun 2022 • Couples
Visited in June 2018 but forgot to click 'submit'

Very nice ride up the mountain as you are feasted with beautiful arial view of the surrounding. The cable car brings you up to a very high altitude where clouds and mountain tops are seen at eye level. Rather cold up on the viewing deck on TOP. Good to bring a warm
Jacket so as to enjoy yourself up there. The view at the deck is lovely. You see snow crowned mountain tops and feel like it’s winter in June.
Written 30 December 2022
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Man Wai Chan
Hong Kong, China5 contributions
Nov 2022
The ropeway began to operate early in the morning. We were lucky enough and managed to pay a visit to this ropeway after checking out from the Hirayu Onsen in the morning, before leaving for Toyama. The ride was a short one but it quickly brought us all the way up to the hilltop for us to enjoy the most comprehensive view of the Hida mountains. The double decker cable car was spacious too!
Written 11 November 2022
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Ramadurai R
Nashville, TN159 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
It was an interesting experience. You have to take an initial cable car to a staging area where based on crowd you have waiting time to board a double decker cable car. The view at the top is amazing and it was crisp and nice on a sunny day. Clear view of the mountains with occasional cloud passing making you close to it
Written 14 August 2020
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Marvin Tang
10 contributions
Feb 2020
I love the area best to go to here when snow, ropeway has 2 place and get there on the top

Too much to recommend and amazing
Written 26 February 2020
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MaruChan
26 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
I’m a little bit sad because Japan had a very little snow. Thank God this place have a lot of snow. It’s all white! The staff told me that they usually have 2 times more of snow. There’s an area where the snow piled up and built a snow walls. It reminds me of Alpine Route in Toyama. But it’s open during winter! If you come here make sure to wear anti-slip shoes or snow boots with you!
Written 22 February 2020
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Dannielle C
Grafton, Australia6 contributions
Feb 2020 • Family
Such a great experience!
Would recommend to everyone, well worth the bus ride!
We were very fortunate that it starting snowing during our visit and this was a first for my children.
Written 17 February 2020
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edyTBD
malaysia218 contributions
Feb 2020 • Friends
You can take the local bus from Takayama or Hirayu Onsen to reach the Shinhokata ropeway station. There are few bus companies selling day tour tickets like 2 day pass inclusive of the ropeway ticket.
Written 12 February 2020
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MarjCT
Metro Manila, Philippines2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Family
It’s winter wonderland when we went up at shinhotaka. A breath taking view while riding at gondola. Thanking God for such an amazing vacation.
Written 21 January 2020
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