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Nihondaira Ropeway

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Sure beats walking the trail like the priests and priestesses do

It was a bit cloudy so we could not see the top of Mt Fuji but we admired the view of the trees... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Best way to get to Kunozen Toshogu Shrine

Interesting to see the old gondola cars; somewhat expensive for the short ride; operator spoke... read more

Reviewed 25 August 2018
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597-8 Kusanagi Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka 424-0886, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 54-334-2026
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Reviewed 25 August 2018

Interesting to see the old gondola cars; somewhat expensive for the short ride; operator spoke Japanese only. However, we did get some great photos of the coastline.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank Geraldine F
Reviewed 20 July 2018

Best way to get to Kunozen Toshogu Shrine very efficient great views and the Shrine is really worth the visit. Very touristy.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed 19 July 2018

In our opinion unless you are using the ropeway to access the Kunozan Toshogu Shrine it is not much of a stand alone attraction. It is very expensive for a short ride with limited views and scenery. A full gondola car holds over 30 people...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank global3adventure
Reviewed 13 April 2018 via mobile

Scenery below is average Short ride Gets crowded after noon. Tickets quite expensive. And get here cost lots of JYNs. C U Around

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank majeo
Reviewed 14 February 2018

I do feel the Nihondaira Ropeway was expensive considering the distance travelled and the view. If you do want to visit Kunozan Toshogu Shrine then it'll be worth it if you don't want to climb all the way up. However, don't expect any Mt Fuji...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank nadiahkimie
Reviewed 6 November 2017

It was a bit cloudy so we could not see the top of Mt Fuji but we admired the view of the trees below and tried ti imaging=e how the priests and priestesses could walk to and from the shrine every day. On the way...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 21 August 2017

Everything about this ropeway and Nihondaira was super misleading in my opinion. First of all, one thing that I didn't realize is that this ropeway only takes you to the shrine and that's it. If you hike up towards Nihondaira from the port area, then...More

Date of experience: July 2017
3  Thank Sarah D
Reviewed 28 May 2017

This is the only way to go visit the Toshogu Shrine. The views from the cable car are pretty impressive, you can see the shoreline & bay. The Nihondaira Park that is right by the Ropeway is a terrific spot to see Mt. Fuji except...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank Sue M
Reviewed 17 May 2017

We took the ropeway route to the shrine - well worth it for the amazing views across the bay. If weather cooperates you will see Mt. Fuji. We could just make it out above the clouds

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank Gillian R
Reviewed 6 May 2017

We have been to Japan a number of times but we have never seen Mt Fuji! It's been either clear at the top but no bottom or vice versa. This time we were on a cruise and as the ship was approaching Shimizu Port we...More

Date of experience: April 2017
1  Thank Aussiebd
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Response from Sue M | Reviewed this property |
I did an arranged bus tour from the ship which is the best way to go. A taxi would probably be very expensive. I don't recall seeing many taxis at the cable car station so a taxi would need to wait for you and the trip on... More