Please pick up your ticket at Takayama Bus Terminal with the reference number.
Please take a route bus at Takayama Bus Terminal #5 bound for ‘Shinhotaka Ropeway’at 7:00.
※Please come to the ticket counter 15 minutes before departure.
It takes about 90 minutes bus trip!
Enjoy the beauty of nature through the windows until you reach the destination.
An expert guide join you at the Shinhotaka Ropeway
Please enjoy beautiful mountains scenery from the cable car.
This double-decker gondola is capable of carrying 120 persons maximum.
※There may be a waiting time during peak hours of the ropeway.
The trekking guide will explain the cautions of mountain trekking.
We will begin the trek once preparations are ready.
The trek from the entrance to the Nishiho Sanso (end of forest/ altitude 2,385 meters) is approximately 90 minutes.
If you are lucky, you might be able to sneak a peek of Mt. Norikura or Yakedake between the trees while walking amongst the plants along the trekking road!
The creeping pines will spread out in front of you once you reach the Nishiho Sanso: the climax of the Alpine Route! Just one more push to Nishihomaru mountain!
Mt. Nishihotaka Maruyama is a mountainous region that has a peak altitude of over 2,400 meters. Please walk slowly in the mountains to prevent altitude sickness.
Approximately 30 minutes from Nishiho Sanso! We will arrive at Nishihomaru mountain.
Depending on weather conditions, you may be able to catch a glimpse of Kamikochi below within the 360 degree panoramic view.
Because the descent may be hard on the legs, and to avoid the possibility of injury, we will descend carefully.
The guide will leave you to your own here.
You will be free to enjoy the landscape of mountains at the observation platform whichi is located on rooftop Nishi hotakaguchi station.
It is 2,156m high. Please enjoy superb views of Northern Alps.
Please take a bus to Takayama leaving at 4:55 at Shinhotaka Ropeway bus stop.
Thank you for joining our tour.
See you next time!
Takayama Bus Terminal Tour Information
TEL：0577-33-0131 (9:00am~6:00pm )
Shinhotaka Ropeway is one of Japan's most unique ropeways which has double-decker gondola carries 120 persons maximum. The observation platform is located on rooftop Nishihotakaguchi. It is 2,156m high. Please enjoy panoramic views of Northern Alps.
Adult 6,800 yen～
This is a perfect sightseeing bus tour for travelers who would like to explore and experience
the two most popular tourist attractions in Northern Japan Alps, Kamikochi and Shinhotaka in just one day.
Fees for the Shinhotaka Ropeway and lunch at Alps Kaido Hirayu are included in the tour, and it is such an easy access to Kamikochi.