Ropeway, etc. Spots in Yamagata Area

  • Sky Cable
    31 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yamagata-shi Zao Onsen 794
    This ropeway runs through Zao Onsen. It covers 1,636 meters, with an elevation difference of 342 meters, from Uwanodai Station in the onsen town, to Chuokogen Station. One of the Three Divinities of Zao, Zao Daigongen, is enshrined in front of Chuokogen Station, and there is a hiking trail taking in several sights like Dokkonuma pond.


  • Zao Ropeway
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 229-3
    This is a ropeway operating at Zao Onsen, Yamagata City, Yamagata Prefecture, running from Zao Sanroku Station in Zao Onsen town to Juhyo-Kogen Station, and from Juhyo-Kogen Station to Jizo Sanchou Station in Zao Jizoson. Winter season demand is high from skiers who want transport and visitors to the Juyo Light Up Event, and in summer it is used by many mountain climbers. By using a gondola named “Funitel” one can have a pleasant ride without any harsh humps or bumps. In all four seasons, from autumn leaves to frost-covered trees to new spring ones, a visitor can enjoy all of the splendid nature Zao has to offer.
  • Zao Central Ropeway
    12 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Yamagatashi Zaouonsen 940-1
    Called a ropeway, this aerial tram connects the Onsen Station of Yamagata Zao Onsen hot springs to the Torikabuto Station. The large gondolas, with a 101 person capacity, move the distance of 1,787 meters, rising 524 meters in just seven and a half minutes. One can enjoy the natural beauty of Mt. Zao, and visit the Torikabuto observatory just one minute from the Torikabuto Station that overlooks all of Kaminoyama City.


  • Tengendaikogen Ropeway and Ski Lift
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Pref. Yonezawashi Sumomoyama 12118-6
    This ropeway links Yumoto Station with Tengendai Kogen Station on Sumomoyama. It carries passengers up 400 meters in about five minutes. The shop at the station sells Kogen Soft Ice Cream, coffee and tea made with Azuma natural spring water, and round konnyaku, a famous local product. From the windows of the ropeway cars, visitors can see the Iide Mountain Range and other natural wonders in the surrounding area.
  • Tengendai Lift
    Travel / Tourism
    Yamagata Yonezawa-shi Sumomoyama 12118-6

Yamagata Areas


Although often overlooked, Yamagata prefecture by no means lacks appeal: the Yamadera temple trail through the mountains, deliciously tender Yonezawa wagyu, and over 100 steaming hot springs, most notably Zao Onsen, await visitors. When winter comes, the snowcapped peaks become dotted with skiers by day and onsen-goers by night, while summer brings the celebration of juicy Yamagata cherries.

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