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Tanigawadake Ropeway (谷川岳ロープウェイ)


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This ropeway spanning Tanigawadake at the border of Gunma Prefecture and Niigata Prefecture connects the 746-meter altitude Doaiguchi Station with the Tenjindaira Station located at an altitude of 1,319 meters. There is also an observatory, and visitors can use a lift to reach Tenjin Toge Pass which is the start of a hiking route. The trekking course from Tenjin Toge follows the mountain ridge and takes about two and a half hours, and is a veritable treasure house for plants such as Hosobahinayukiso (a kind of Leontopodium Fairriei). The large 360-degree panoramic view from the top of the mountain affords spectacular vistas of the surrounding mountains, and is a very popular hiking course that is suitable even beginners.


Gunma prefecture Tone-gun Minakami-machi Yuzonso Yu Fukayama National Forest Tanigawa-dake ropeway (Minakami / Tsukiyono / SarugakyoArea)

phone 0278723575

[Apr.-Nov.] Weekday8:00-17:00/SaturdaySundayPublic holiday7:00-17:00

Review of Tanigawadake Ropeway

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Reviewed:2018/08/08 Thrilling!
I have mild height phobia so it’s a thrill ride for me. Beautiful views that change as you go higher. I went in summer so you can imagine how much more beautiful in autumn! Not cheap , 2000+¥. The...
Reviewed:2017/12/04 Slow ride
If you are in the area, might as well take the Ropeway, Its a slow ride maybe around 10 mins one way, so you can just sit there, relax and enjoy the view.
Reviewed:2017/12/02 Great view
Great view on TOP

Make sure to get up to the peak!

Hiking up should be interesting and good experience.

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Gunma prefecture Tone-gun Minakami-machi Yuzonso Yu Fukayama National Forest Tanigawa-dake ropeway [map]
Minakami / Tsukiyono / SarugakyoArea
[Apr.-Nov.] Weekday8:00-17:00/SaturdaySundayPublic holiday7:00-17:00
open everyday (may be closed due to bad weather or regular inspection)
[Rope fee Friday] Round trip Adults2,100yen, Children (Elementary school age students and under) 1,050yen
[Sightseeing lift] Round trip Adults/Children730yen
Parking Lot
Available 700spaces
Credit Card
Available(VISA, MasterCard, JCB, AMEX, UnionPay, DISCOVER, Diners Club)
Not available
Temporary closure:Currently closed (information as of April 30, 2020)
*Information may be changed, so please be sure to check the official information.
Average budget
[Lunch] 3,001-5,000yen
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (no restaurant)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Gunma prefecture is synonymous with onsen. Natural hot spring water sources throughout the prefecture have given rise to a series of small onsen towns, each set among luscious mountains. At Kusatsu, Ikaho, and Minakami, traditional indoor and outdoor bathing experiences are served hand in hand with irresistible onsen-themed food, including steam-cooked eggs and custard pudding.