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Daisetsuzan Sounkyo - Kurodake Ropeway

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Address: Sounkyo, Kamikawa-gun, Kamikawa-cho 078-1701, Hokkaido
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+81 1658-5-3031
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours

Daisetsuzan Sounkyo-Kurodake Ropeway and chairlift opened on June 29,1967,...

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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Wonderful morning to enjoy autumn view

We were the second batch on that cold autumn morning at the Kurodake Ropeway. Wonderful ride all the way up the mountain to view the autumn scenery, awesome, gorgeous from all... read more

Reviewed 3 November 2016
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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37 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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
Hong Kong, China
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154 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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 the ski lifts up further, which was a lot of fun. Sort of reminds me... More 

Thank jensen0811
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

If you come over to Sounkyo, come to this destination is a must. There's nothing much to do here but it's enough for people like me just come over for the snow views. Ski and snowboarding here are only for professional as it is really steep.

Thank kami086
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 11 November 2016

We were hoping to see the beautiful maple tress in the autumn, but we were late. Luckily there was a heavy snow storm on the day before we went to the Kurodake Ropeway, everything was covered in thick snow when we arrived Kurodake Ropeway. The view is excellent here.

Thank Ying1213
Subang Jaya, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2016

We were the second batch on that cold autumn morning at the Kurodake Ropeway. Wonderful ride all the way up the mountain to view the autumn scenery, awesome, gorgeous from all angles! I was running everywhere to get the best views. Fantastic!

Thank sy3717
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109 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

The fare for the ropeway is 1,900 yen each for return ticket. The view is great on the way up from the cable car. Unfortunately for us, we can only see the peak autumn colours at the beginning of the ride. Most of the leaves have fallen from mid to top part of the ride. We attempted to hike up... More 

Thank Jon N
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 17 October 2016

Kurodake Ropeway is one of the best way to enjoy scenery around Daisetsuzan. While going up, a live amazing view is presented. Especially during autumn when the leaves turns from green to yellow to red.

Thank Winarto
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

We stayed in Sapporo and planned a visit to Sounkyo Gorge area to see autumn foliage. It would be a very tight schedule if I go by train and then change for local bus so instead I made an on-line reservation for Chuo Bus Regular Sightseeing "Course X- Mt. Kurodake Stroll and Sounkyo Gorge Spa Tour". We arrived Sounkyo-Kurodake Ropeway... More 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 10 October 2016

Splendid panoramic view of Daisetsuzan and Kurodake Moutain range. Be sure to take the second stage of two-person lift up to 1700m elevation for a better view.

Thank cyshiau
Johor Bahru District, Malaysia
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

For nature lovers, I would highly recommend this hiking to Mount Kurodake but you must have the determination to hike go and return at least 3-4 hours. The route to hike up mostly rocky path and it is better to hike with hiking shoes and hiking gears. It is drizzling when we hiked up in mid August. When we reached... More 

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