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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo - Kurodake Ropeway

Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
+81 1658-5-3031
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Easily accessible Ropeway

We all in the Japan Autumn Tour group were looking forward to see the riotous autumn colours of... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah Persekutuan, Malaysia
Ropeway with a view

With autumn here, the ride up the ropeway (there were two: first was cable car to midway, followed... read more

Reviewed 15 October 2017
Genevieve L
Singapore, Singapore
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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo-Kurodake Ropeway and chairlift opened on June 29,1967, as the climber's gateway the Daisetsu Mountains, and also to enable visitors tosee the magnifcent views from above the Sounkyo Gorge. The splendor of natural environment can be enjoyed throughout the year on Mt.Kurodake(1984m),Daisetsu Mountains' highest peak with the mountain greenery budding amid the snow melt in June, the commnunities of aipne plants in summer, the colorful leaves in autumn, and skiing and snowshoeing in winter. ●Kamuy-Mintara● The Daisetsu Mountains, where Mt.Kurodake is located, are known as Kamuy-Mintara(the garden where gods play) in the Ainu language. The area boasted over 300 virieties ob alpine plants, and the magnificent scenery can indeed be said to be "a paradise above the clouds".
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  • Average16%
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“chair lift” (7 reviews)
“cable car” (11 reviews)
“round trip” (3 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
Sounkyo, Kamikawa-cho, Kamikawa-gun 078-1701, Hokkaido
+81 1658-5-3031
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

We all in the Japan Autumn Tour group were looking forward to see the riotous autumn colours of fall as advertised. However, we were disappointed that snowing had already started the previous week in the mountains. Sadly, the trees were barren except for the evergreen...More

Thank nor5430
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

With autumn here, the ride up the ropeway (there were two: first was cable car to midway, followed by a short wLk to the next station for chairlift to the higher ground/station) was a scenic and tranquil/romantic ride. Still had snow in October in the...More

Thank Genevieve L
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

Climbed up Mount Haguro, and stopped by to check out the very nice and unique souvenirs sold at this small hut halfway to the summit of the mount. The girl was extremely friendly and helpful, and I ended up buying 4 of the textile decorations,...More

Thank Daniele M
Reviewed 16 September 2017

Daisetsuzan is the spot where Autumn leaves will first start to appear during Autumn and snow will start to fall for Winter. We came in early September and the Autumn leaves were begging to sprout. There was a few patches here and there but a...More

Thank Gary Y
Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

The Ropeway gives great views of the Sounkyo Gorge as it ascends. Once you reach the upper station, the chairlift is nearby or if you are feeling energetic take a walk along the track to the top of the chairlift.

Thank Tom B
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

There isn't much to see. I come from Hong Kong myself and perhaps due to this reason, I don't find the mountain particularly interesting coz we people in Hong Kong are surrounded by rocks and hills. The cable car that goes up form the bottom...More

1  Thank Ming Y
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

A picture paints a thousand words so it is said. So see the photos that followed and be the judge if you want to go there. In my words "Spectacular!"

Thank ahleongsan
Reviewed 2 June 2017

After the Ropeway experience and then viewing the nearby two waterfalls of Gin Ga No Taki and Ryu Sei No Taki, there is a restaurant 5 minutes away located at the second floor of Sounkaku Hotel. So convenient for a buffet lunch break . Good...More

2  Thank chinws
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Visited the place during winter in February. Doesnt disspoint, the mountain is filled with powdery snow. Only few people visited the place so we can appreciate the place until last ropeway at 1530. Must visit.

Thank Frostburne
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

came here early October. Only a few red and yellow leaves scattered around, but the ropeway up shows beautiful scenary of the mountain. There is also a short hike up at the mountain after you leave the ropeway, and you can pay extra to take...More

1  Thank jensen0811
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Yeow H
5 September 2017|
Response from ahleongsan | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure if it will be frozen but there'll definitely be snow. Lots of snow. I was there in early June this year and the snow was still there.