Shinhotaka Ropeway/Shinhotaka Visitor Center “Sangakukan”

Magnificent views of the Northern Alps from Japan’s only double-decker ropeway

Shinhotaka Ropeway/Shinhotaka Visitor Center “Sangakukan”

Shinhotaka Ropeway is known for its unique double-decker gondola lifts, a type of lift not found anywhere else in Japan. From the observatory on the roof of Nishihotakaguchi Station, 2,156-meters up, you can see the Hida Mountains (Northern Alps), including Mt. Kasa, Mt. Yari, the Hotaka mountain range, and Mt. Yake, as well as the Hakusan mountain range in the distance.
In 2020, the double-decker gondola of Ropeway No.2 was renovated to commemorate their 50th anniversary. The seasonal stargazing rides at night allow visitors to take in the night sky and stars.
Shinhotaka Visitor Center “Sangakukan” is a mountain and nature-themed exhibition hall by the ropeway’s way station. Here, visitors can learn about the nature of Okuhida and enjoy seasonal activities, such as guided walks through Shinhotaka and snowshoe tours.
At the open-air bath Kamitakara no Yu, next to the Shinhotaka Visitor Center “Sangakukan” , you can enjoy a relaxing dip in a 100% natural hot spring bath after a day of activities and “flying” across the Northern Alps.

【Shinhotaka Ropeway】
Address: 710-7 Okuhida-Onsengo Kansaka, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Tel: 0578-89-2252
Closed: Open all year round (may close due to bad weather or inspection)
Parking: Car: 600 yen / 6 hours; Bus: 2,300 yen / 6 hours
Directions: 1-minute walk from Shinhotaka Ropeway bus stop on the Nohi Bus Hirayu/Shin-Hotaka Line
About 30 minutes by car from Hirayu Bus Terminal
*Please refer to the official website for more information on operation hours and fees.

【Shinhotaka Visitor Center “Sangakukan” (within Shinhotaka Ropeway)】
Address: 711-1 Okuhida-Onsengo Kansaka, Takayama-shi, Gifu
Tel: 0578-89-2254
April - November: 9:00-16:45
August: 8:30-16:45
October: 8:30-16:45 (on weekends and holidays)
December - March: 9:30-16:15
Open: All year round
Fee: Free
Kamitakara no Yu: Adult: 600 yen; Child: 400 yen
Directions: Next to Shirakabadaira Station on the Shinhotaka Ropeway
About 30 minutes by car from Hirayu Bus Terminal

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