What to See & Do

Shinhotaka Ropeway


To the world above the clouds! Each season offers a splendid yet unique landscape

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The double-decker cable car will take you to the world above the clouds, 2,156m above sea level. From the Observation Deck at the top of the mountain, you can take in a grand panoramic view of the Northern Japan Alps. During a designated period in autumn, ropeway operating hours are extended so that visitors can gaze upon the mesmerizing sunset scenery from above the clouds, a truly wonderful sight.

In the wintertime, the Sengokuenchi Nature Park at the top of the mountain becomes a "snow corridor," with paths surrounded on boths sides by three-meter-high giant snow walls! The entire area is painted white and takes on an air of mystery that should not be missed!

Nearby the first station (of two), there is a beautiful walking trail where you can connect with nature. Each season offers something different, from alpine flora and flowers to vivid autumn foliage.
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Mountains set ablaze in the colors of autumn
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Snow Corridor
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Setting sun seen from the top of the mountain
Address / Map Shinhotaka, Okuhida-Onsen-go, Takayama City, Gifu  |  Map
Telephone Number 0578-89-2252  (Shinhotaka Ropeway)
Business Hours Varies by season, please refer to website for detailed information
Days Closed for Business None, but services may be suspended due to bad weather or maintenance checks
Price Roundtrip tickets for both the No. 1 and No. 2 ropeways -- Adults: 2,900 yen, Children: 1,450 yen (one way tickets also available)
Directions From JR Takayama Station, a 100-minute trip on a Nohi Bus bound for Shinhotaka Ropeway
Website Visit Website
Notes Credit cards not accepted; onsite automated currency exchange machine is available