Other Vehicle Spots in Japan

  • Nokogiriyama Ropeway
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    4.0
    166 Reviews
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    Chiba Pref. Futtsushi Kanaya 4052-1
    This ropeway connects Sanroku Station of Futtsu City’s Kanaya with Sancho Station on top of Mt. Nokogiri. It is a four-minute ride, with 15-minute waits between cars, and it operates year-round (though it is closed for inspection for a part of January every year.) You can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of the area around Mt. Nokogiri from the car. Also, Mt. Nokogiri was selected as one of “Kanto’s Top 100 Fuji Views.” If you make use of the early morning service on New Year’s Day, you can enjoy a great view of the “Red Fuji” sunrise.

    With 500 yen it saves you from puffing up the hill. Nice views on the ropeway car. Once you get off at the hill top, head to the observatory above the station for a small souvenir counter and a small...

  • Fuji International Speedway
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    4.0
    79 Reviews
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    Shizuoka Pref. Suntougunoyamachou Nakahinata 694
    This beautiful circuit with more of four decades of history features views of Mt. Fuji. In addition to professional motorsports, the circuit also holds track days in the summer for individuals who do not have a FISCO license. Participants can even rent a helmet and gloves if they do not have their own. There is also a shipping terrace where visitors can enjoy snacks, a meal, or buy souvenirs and other merchandise during events.

    After years of working at the Grand prix this circuit was one i favoured. although the track is slow and as less exciting bends Every morning we would see the sun rising over Mount Fuji this was a...

  • Nasu Ropeway
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    4.0
    94 Reviews
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    Tochigi Pref. Nasugunnasumachi Yumoto Nasidake 215
    Nasu Ropeway connects the Sanroku Station located at Nasu Highland on Mt. Nasu in Yumoto, Nasu Town, with Sancho Station at the ninth hill station of Mt. Chausu. Cable cars depart every 20 minutes from the middle of March to the middle of November. Passengers can enjoy the natural scenery surrounding Mt. Chausu in the different seasons such as the snow topped mountains, azalea blooming in the spring, alpine plants and autumn leaves.

    那須岳の山頂9合目まで連れて行ってくれるロープウェイ。運行時間およそ4分ほどなので、それほどロープウェイに連れていってもらった感は感じられず。そのわりにチケット代がそれなりなので、まあ、こんなものなのかなー。

  • Ogizawa Station
    Travel / Tourism
    Nagano Pref. Omachishi Taira 2117
    A station on the Kanden Tunnel Trolleybus line run by Kansai Electric Power Company, it serves as the entrance to the Nagano Prefecture-side of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpine Route. Inside the three-story station building, there is a ticket office on the first floor, a restaurant on the second, and the platform and observation deck on the third. In 2019, it will cease being a station with the pending elimination of the trolleybus.
  • Rail Mountain Bike Gattan GO!!
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    4.5
    100 Reviews
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    Gifu Pref. Hidashi Kamiokachouazumo 1327-2
    Rail Mountain Bike Gattan GO!! Combines bicycles and abandoned train rails in a new activity where the bike frame is secured to form a rail bike, allowing you to experience a ride along the old Kamioka Railway. With many choices of bike available, anyone from kids to the elderly are bound to find some fun.

    ExceThe staff is really nice, the ride Is so easy. When you come during Fall foliage, breezing with leaves color change will be your spot. Come so easy with bus (For me from Takayama) Then get the...

  • Sakamoto Cable Railway
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    4.0
    122 Reviews
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    Shiga Pref. Otsushi Sakamotohonmachi 4244
    A cable car which travels between Cable Enryakuji Station and Cable Sakamoto Station in Sakamoto Honmachi, Otsu City. The cable line was constructed in 1927 and boasts the longest length of any cable car line in Japan, spanning 2,025 meters. A one-way trip takes 11 minutes. The Cable Sakamoto Station and Cable Enryakuji Station buildings have been preserved in the same state they appeared in when first built and are designated National Important Cultural Properties.

    Average. It is the longest cable car in Japan ( approx 2kms ). Limited views of mainly the forest. U use the cabke car to get to the Enryakuji buddist temples. This is where buddism originated in...

  • Hakone Ropeway
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    Kanagawa Pref. Ashigarashimogunhakonemachi Goura 1300 Hayasunzan Station
    This is an aerial lift which connects all the stations from Sounzan to Owakudani, Ubako and Togendai and takes about 25 minutes. The stations of Sounzan and Togendai are located at an elevation of over 700 meters above sea level. Owakudani Station also reaches an altitude of 1,044 meters above sea level, so you can enjoy a walk in the sky to see the beautiful Mt. Fuji, the Owakudani sulfur fields and the large panoramic picturesque scenery looking out over of Lake Ashi. If it is a clear day, Tokyo Skytree may also be visible.
  • Rokko-Arima Ropeway
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    4.0
    78 Reviews
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    Hyougo Pref. Koubeshi Nada-ku Rokkousanchou Kitarokkou 4512-336
    This ropeway in Kobe City, Hyogo Prefecture whisks you between Arima Onsen Station and Rokko Sancho Station in about 12 minutes. In the spring, scenery of fresh green and flowering trees and bushes like mountain cherries, magnolias, and azaleas spreads below you, and in summer you can enjoy the trilling of insects and the night view. The colored leaves across the mountainside are gorgeous in autumn, and in wintertime you can take in the glistening snowscape. There are a variety of tourist facilities right near Rokko Sancho Station, including Rokko Garden Terrace, Field Athletics, and Country House.

    A lovely break from the busy city below. The staff were very friendly, the facilities were clean, the exhibitions were quite interesting and the coffee and cake rather nice.

  • Tairyuji Ropeway
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    4.5
    42 Reviews
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    Tokushima Pref. Nakagunnakachou Wajikigou Tano 76
    The Tairyuji Ropeway connects the Washi-no-Sato roadside station rest area in Naka Town, Naka County, Tokushima Prefecture with the Tairyu-ji Temple, which is the 21st temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. With a total length of 2,775 meters, it is the longest ropeway in Western Japan. The Ropeway crosses the Naka River (a Class A major river) and passes over 600-meter-high hills. In the past, pilgrims could only travel to the Tairyu-ji Temple to worship by ascending a steep mountain path, a serious obstacle that was known colloquially as the “pilgrim slide” because it was so difficult to climb up. Following the construction of the Ropeway, it was possible for larger numbers of pilgrims to visit the Temple.

    First I liked the ossettai they provided before I took ropeway. It was ochya with different taste. We climbed to tairyuji from the aaruki henro root, which passed through dense forest. it took us...

  • Tsukubasan Cable Car
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    4.0
    23 Reviews
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    Ibaraki Pref. Tsukubashi Tsukuba 1
    Tsukuba cable car established in 1925 is a historic cable car which was the 2nd earliest cable car to operate in Kanto and the 5th earliest in Japan. It connects the 1,643 meters between Miyawaki Station half way up Tsukubasan (305 meters above sea level) and Tsukubasancho Station (800 meters above sea level) in about eight minutes. From its windows, you can gaze at seasonal plants and flowers, and it is a perfect place for foliage especially in fall. The view from the peak is magnificent, and you can see Tokyo Skytree in the distance.

    We had a exiting ride to the Tsukuba mount by rope way which offered a marvelous view of surrounding. Can not explain the feeling when I saw the canopy forest down while climbing up. Once you land to...

  • Mt. Omuro Lift
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    Shizuoka Pref. Itoushi Ike 672-2
    Covered by greenery year round, 580 meter tall Mt. Omuro resembles an overturned Japanese bowl. The mountain serves as a symbol of the city of Ito City, Shizuoka Prefecture. The Mt. Omuro Lift connects the foot of the mountain and its top, and riders can enjoy a spectacular view during the approximate six minute ride. Note that climbing the mountain on foot is prohibited. The top of the mountain is a 300 meter diameter extinct volcanic crater. Walkers along the Ohachi-meguri trail, which circles the crater, can see the Akaishi Mountains, Mt. Fuji, and the Seven Islands of Izu. Each year on the second Sunday in February, a breathtaking controlled burn is conducted on the mountain. On New Year’s Day, many visitors come to watch the sunrise from the top of the mountain, and the lift begins operation from 5:40 am on the day.
  • HEP FIVE Ferris Wheel
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    Osaka Osakashi Kita-ku Kakudachou 5-15
    This Ferris wheel is located on the 7th floor of HEP FIVE, a four-minute walk from JR Osaka Station. The red Ferris wheel is a symbol of HEP FIVE and when the weather is fine visitors are able to see the Akashi Kaikyo Bridge and Mt. Ikoma. It takes about 15 minutes to go around and the 360 degrees panoramic view is a must-see. At night the view of the twinkling neon lights of high-rise buildings creates a romantic atmosphere. The Ferris wheel cars are air conditioned and recommended scenic spots are in the inside the car, making it fun to look for from about 106 meters high in the sky. Visitors can also save their memories with a photo service for a fee.
  • Sky Bus Tokyo
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    3.0
    84 Reviews
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    Tokyo Chiyoda-ku Marunouchi 2-5-2 Mitsubishi Building 1F
    These regularly scheduled sightseeing bus routes make use of charming red double-decker busses. Climb onboard, take the stairs up to the roofless top deck, and go on a sightseeing tour around some of Tokyo's most prominent areas, such as Marunouchi and Odaiba. Ticket booths are scattered all around Tokyo, meaning you don't need reservations and can go on a tour whenever you feel like it. The busses' windows are purposely set low so that riders can more easily see the scenery sprawling all around them. Fun for adults and children alike, there are also special seasonal courses on which you can take in cherry blossoms in spring, fall foliage in autumn, and other seasonal scenery; and character tie-in events. The same company also operates Sky Duck amphibious bus tours which let you take in the city's sights from the sea.

    We waited for over 90 minutes at the Sky Hop Bus stop outside Ueno Station today (from 12:28 until 14:05) with no sign of a bus. No information on the web site so stood in hope. Won’t be doing that...

  • Shizugatake Lift
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    4.0
    22 Reviews
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    Shiga Nagahama-shi Kinomotocho Oto
    "This scenic lift is located in Nagahama City, Shiga Prefecture. The single-seater lift takes around six minutes to travel from the Kinomoto side to the vicinity of the top of Mt. Shizugatake. From the top of the mountain, visitors can take in a sweeping view of Lake Biwa, Lake Yogo, Chikubu Island, and Mt. Ibuki. Patches of Japanese irises grow along the lift route, and from late April through mid-May, riders can enjoy a journey through the air while gazing at beautiful iris blossoms. Mt. Shizugatake is also a well-known ancient battle site, and relevant spots worth visiting on the mountain include replicas of the battle flags of the ""Seven Spears,"" seven generals who served under Toyotomi Hideyoshi at the Battle of Shizugatake who were later promoted to the status of daimyo lord for their meritorious service; and a statue depicting an exhausted, post-battle Hideyoshi."

    so I walked to top of this Shizugatake on foot. 余呉湖観光館にてリフトについて聞くともともと赤字だったので復旧の予定なし とのこと。 余呉湖側から山道を1.5km歩いて山頂到達しました。

  • Hakkoda Ropeway
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    Aomori Pref. Aomorishi Arakawa Kansuizawa 1-12
    This is a ropeway connecting Sanroku Station and Sanchou Kouen Station, with a one-way trip taking 10 minutes. From the gondola window and Sanchou Kouen Station one can see the magnificent Hakkouda mountain range in the colors of all four seasons, past Aomori City and out to Mustu Bay. In the area there is a walking course rich with ponds and alpine plants, popular with visitors who come to watch the leaves changing color in autumn. In winter it is favored as a ski resort.
  • Murodo Terminal
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Muro
    This bus terminal, part of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route, is the highest bus terminal in Japan. The terminal, which is the departure point for the Tateyama Highland Bus and the Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus, features the largest restaurant on the Alpen Route, a rooftop observation deck, a tea lounge, and more. Restaurant Tateyama, located inside of Hotel Tateyama, offers a variety of quick food options featuring the flavors of Toyama, like their shiroebi karaage-don sarasara-jiru set (fried broad velvet shrimp on rice and soup set). If you mail something from the Tateyama Mountain Top Branch Post Office on the first floor of the hotel, the staff will cancel your postage with a commemorative stamp.
  • Osaka Duck Tour
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    4.0
    42 Reviews
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    Osaka Osakashi Chuou-ku Kitahamahigashi 1-2 River station Hokkaido
    This is an amphibious bus sightseeing tour that goes around the rivers and city center of the water metropolis, Osaka. It departs from “River Station Hachikenya” near Temmabashi Station and travels overland around famous spots such as the Osaka City Hall, Midosuji, Osaka Prefectural Office, Osaka Castle, and Osaka Mint Bureau. At Sakuranomiya Park, famous as a cherry blossoming spot, the bus driver quickly turns into a boat captain. The moment the bus dynamically plunges into the Okawa River using a slope is impressive. The guide’s entertaining talk introducing the city of Osaka is also enjoyable.

    We were the only ones on the bus and it was like our own personal tour. It was great fun and our guide was very entertaining and spoke excellent English. We had great fun on the bus and saw lots of...

  • Tateyama Tunnel Trolley Bus
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    40 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Beechzaka outside 11 national forest Murododaira Hei
    This underground trolley bus, the only one of its kind in Japan, operates in the 3.7 kilometer-long Tateyama Tunnel that runs right under Mt. Oyama, the main peak of Mt. Tate. It is notable for how it runs on electricity provided by overhead lines, just like a train. This prevents exhaust gasses from accumulating inside the tunnel and also helps protect the natural environment. The trolley bus departs every 30 minutes and reaches the next station in about 10 minutes. Riding inside the long tunnel that connects Daikanbo Station with Murodo Station almost feels like exploring a cave. Sightseeing information is broadcast on the intercom during the ride, which increases passengers' excitement for the upcoming parts of the Tateyama Kurobe Alpen Route.

    Originally opened for operation with normal diesel buses in 1971, the tunnel was re-equipped for trolleybus operation in 1996. There are 8 buses in total (numbered 8001 ~ 8008), and seem to...

  • Tateyama Highland Bus
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    30 Reviews
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    Toyama Pref. Nakanikawaguntateyamamachi Ashikuraji Buna Slope Foreign Forest
    These busses operate between Bijodaira Station and Murodo Station on the Kurobe Alpen Route, a vertical distance of around 1,500 meters. Mt. Tateyama's Murodo-daira, an area that sees some of the world's heaviest snowfall, is famous for Yuki no Otani. These massive snow walls can be seen from April to June. It is a stunning sight to watch the 20 meter-tall walls pass within centimeters of the busses' windows. Many passengers got off at one of the bus stops along on the route to enjoy its many attractions. These include the area's massive Tateyama cedar trees, a viewing platform where visitors can see Shomyo Falls, and more. Informational videos that provide information on these attractions play on monitors inside the bus.

    The Tateyama Highland Bus covers the 23km from Bijodaira to Murodo in 50-mins, during which it climbs almost 1,500m. On its way the bus passes initially through the densely forested lower section...

  • Ishizuchi Tozan Ropeway
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    4.0
    9 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Nishinokawa Shimotani shell 81
    This rope-way cable car leads to the peak of Mt. Ishizuchi, western Japan's tallest sacred mountain. Starting from Shimodani Station at the foot of the mountain with an elevation of 455 meters, the cable car takes an eight-minute trip up to Joju Station at a height of 1300 meters. From the cable car you can look out over nature including the vast Kamegamori forest, and from Joju Station you can also see out to the Seto Inland Sea. As the cable car ascends, a cool breeze fills the car, even during the summer season, and there's a picnic area which has the Japanese Horned Beetle Dome, where you're almost guaranteed to see a horned beetle. During the summer and fall season they offer a popular Mt. Ishizuchi Star Night Tour, showing off the nightscapes and the starry heavens where you can take an exciting stroll under the stars.

    ロープウェイ乗場の近くに有料駐車場があります。寂れた観光地感はありますが、11月中旬は紅葉で素晴らしいロケーションでした。

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