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Ropeway, etc. Spots in Yamanashi Area

  • Shosenkyo Gorge Ropeway
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    Yamanashi Pref. Koufushi Ikarichou 441
    This ropeway is located in Kofu City, Yamanashi Prefecture. Built on a panoramic lookout at the top of Shosenkyo Gorge where the old road meets the new road, the car takes about five minutes to complete a journey. Passengers on the ropeway can enjoy great views of mountains including Mt. Yasaburo, one of Yamanashi's most famous 100 mountains, as well as Mt. Fuji, Southern Japan Alps, and the Chichibu Mountains. The lower station in the foothills features a souvenir shop, while the upper station at the peak features a diner that serves hoto noodles and char.

    Small cable car that takes you to the top of the mountains overlooking Kofu with (on a clear day) a great view of Mount Fuji. Not for the faint of heart if worried about heights.

  • Mt. Kachi Ropeway
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    1230 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamitsurugunfujikawaguchikomachi Asagawa 1163-1
    This ropeway can be ridden from the shores of Lake Kawaguchi. Mt. Tenjo is said to be where the Japanese folktale, “Kachi-kachi Yama,” took place, hence the name of the ropeway. The ropeway takes three minutes to reach the top, 1,075 meters above sea level. From there, visitors can get a panoramic view of Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji and, on clear days, even the Japanese Southern Alps. You can descend via a hiking trail, passing by sights such as Tenjoyama Gokoku-jinja Shrine and a stone monument commemorating famed author Osamu Dazai.

    We just returned from our Mt Fuji day trip. We decided to concentrate only at Lake Kawaguchi. So we did the Ropeway and the Lake cruise. Cost is ¥1600 for adult and ¥800 for child. You can purchase...

  • Minobusan Ropeway
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    15 Reviews
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minamikomagunminobuchou Minobu 4226-2
    This aerial cable car now in service for 55 years has an altitude difference of 763 meters, the largest in the Kanto region. It also has three observation decks near Okunoin Station at the peak. The eastern observation deck near the station offers a grand panoramic view spanning from the Tenshi Mountains to Suruga Bay and the Izu Peninsula. It also features a view of Mt. Fuji selected as one of the 100 best in Kanto. In September, October, and November, the park hosts an event called Minobu Night Walk Sorawatashi for two days each month.

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  • Minobusan Ropeway
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    Yamanashi Pref. Minami-koma County Minobu Town Minobu4226-2
  • Sengataki Sta.(Shosenkyo Ropeway)
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    Yamanashi Pref. Kofu City Ikaricho441

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Yamanashi prefecture is the proud home of one of Japan’s most celebrated icons: Mount Fuji. Although the mountain straddles both Yamanashi and Shizuoka, the most breathtaking views of Fuji-san can be seen from the Fuji Five Lakes north of the mountain in Yamanashi prefecture. The plethora of outdoor activities in and around the lakes all have the benefit of the country’s highest mountain as their backdrop, and we can assure you that it is an unforgettable sight.

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