Ropeway, Gondola, and Cable Car Accessible Mountains
Some mountains in Japan have ropeways, gondolas, or cable cars either at ski resorts or for general tourist use.
Even with mountains about 2000 meters high, this access makes reaching the summit easier. You can often get a discount if you purchase a round trip ticket, but using one-way tickets can help you access a wider range alpine trails and explore the natural scenery around the mountain.
In some locations using the facilities on different peaks can even help with extended treks and traverses. While lifts provide an element of convenience, once they stop for the day, you're stuck. Make sure you know what time the last one runs beforehand.
“Ropeway, Gondola, and Cable Car Accessible Mountains” featured on this site are as listed below.
- Round Trip Hike of Mt. Nikko Shirane via Ropeway Hike up the highest peak in the Kanto region along a route with only a minor change in elevation.
- Mt. Mitake: Cable Car and Rock Garden Circuit A sacred tour of Mt. Mitake through its rock garden.
- The Easiest Route Up Mt. Takao Tokyo's most popular mountain, the fast way.
- Pyramidal Mt. Oyama, One of the Easier Tanzawa Peaks A Sacred Mountain and Japan Heritage Site.
- Mt. Tanigawa, Tenjin-one Ridge (Round Trip) Take the ropeway for the shortest route to Mt. Tanigawa.
- Mt. Kiso-Komagatake Round Trip from Senjojiki Cirque This course uses ropeways to help you climb the tallest mountain in the Central Japanese Alps.
- Mt. Asahi Beginning at Sugatami-daira (Round Trip) Use the ropeway to help you hike Hokkaido's highest peak.
- Traverse Hike of Daisetsuzan Mountain Range from Mt. Asahi to Mt. Kuro-dake Traverse “the roof of Hokkaido” in a single day trip.
- The Mt. Nasu trek: Mt. Chausu, Mt. Asahi and Mt. Sanbonyari Access Nasu Sanzan (three peaks) via ropeway and gondola, then hike to the summit and back in one day.
- Mt. Tanigawa Circuit Up Nishiguro-one Ridge and Down Tenjin-one Ridge A ridgeline hike worth the walk.