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  • Hakkaisan Ropeway
    23 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Minamiuonumashi Yamaguchi 1610
    This ropeway can be found at Muikamachi Hakkaisan Ski Resort, approximately 20 minutes by car from the Kan-etsu Expressway's Muikamachi Interchange. Its charm lies in the 360-degree panoramic view from the gondola. Especially in the fall, it is a well-known sightseeing spot for people wanting to see the autumn leaves, which cover the whole mountainside. The ropeway stretches from the station at the foot of the mountain at an elevation of 376 meters, to the mountain peak station at 1,147 meters. In the mountain climbing season, it is also possible to climb to the peak of Mt. Hakkai, one of Echigo's three peaks.

    nice place for hiking during autumn. you get a gondola trip then tracking to mount hakkaisan peak. unfortunately it was raining so the track was a bit slippery. wonderful view of autumn leaves and...

  • Mount Yahiko Ropeway
    75 Reviews
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Nishikambaragunyahikomura Yahiko 2898
    This ropeway runs approximately one kilometer from behind Yahiko Shrine to the summit of Mt. Yahiko. It is a ten-minute walk from Yahiko Shrine to the base station, and there is also a free shuttle bus between the two. The ropeway was opened in 1958. The summit station can be reached in approximately five minutes, and a majestic view of the Echigo Plains and the mountains can be seen in the distance as you climb the mountain. Additionally, in the summer, there is a Yakei and Hoshizora Cruise (Night View and Starry Sky Cruise) available for people to enjoy watching the sun set over the Sea of Japan and to see the vast Echigo Plains at night. The ropeway is the perfect place to watch the sun setting beyond the Japanese sea and also to see the night view of the Echigo Plains. And in the fall, the autumn leaves cover the mountains, giving the ropeway gorgeous scenery in every season.

    We took the bus in the park to the ropeway kiosk, bought our tickets just in time to catch the next carriage up to the top. Spectacular views across Yahiko and beyond. We didn’t stay to long at the...

  • Rikiya Kanko Kisen Tub Boat Rental
    Travel / Tourism
    Nigata Pref. Sadoshi Ogimachi 1935
    This tourist boat dock in Ogi Port is a four-minute walk from Sado Kisen. It is popular for its taraibune (wash tub boat) rides, one of Sado's key tourist attractions. The relaxing boats, which seat up to three adults, can be paddled by an oarswoman or by the passengers themselves. While the boats might appear unstable, they are surprisingly hard to capsize, making riding one like taking a leisurely stroll on the ocean. The dock also offers motorboat tours of the Ogi Coast lasting between 10 to 35 minutes, as well as high-speed sightseeing boats (group reservation required).

Niigata Main Areas


Found along the northwestern coast of Japan, Niigata prefecture is celebrated for its high-quality rice and breathtaking nature, most notably its spectacular mountains, whose white peaks draw in snow sports lovers from far and wide over the winter months. Hit the slopes at Yuzawa, pick out your favourite modern artist at Echigo Tsumari, or take a ferry over to Sado Island for an extra adventure.

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