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Akechidaira Observation Area

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Address: Hosoo Fukazawa, Nikko 321-1445, Tochigi Prefecture
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Beautiful view

It was a very clear day so the views from the observation plateau were stunning. We had a perfect view of Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji. We waited about half an hour to get on... read more

Reviewed 26 October 2016
Lieke v
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New Delhi, India
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 November 2016

There is a ropeway that is accessible by the two day pass for shuttle bus for which there is big que . I do not think which so much to see the time squandered in waiting for the ropeway is worth it and so this can be given a pass .

Thank pilgrim_gsa
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It was a very clear day so the views from the observation plateau were stunning. We had a perfect view of Kegon waterfall and Lake Chuzenji. We waited about half an hour to get on the cable car, but it was worth the wait.

Thank Lieke v
Nikko, Japan
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70 reviews
49 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2016

Amazing views of the area, the observation deck is accessed via gondola and is on the bus route up to Lake Chuzenji. Go during spring or autumn for best views.

Thank Dale B
new zealand
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315 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 240 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2015

You will ride a cable car ride to arrive at the Observation area. From here is a magnificent westerly view of Chuzenji Lake and Kegon Falls.

Thank thesmdm
Singapore, Singapore
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

It was only on my 3rd attempt (on different days) before I managed to get up to the observation area. The last 2 attempts were unsuccessful as it was windy and the cable car stopped operation. However, when I was up, the sights were beautiful and it made it all worthwhile.

Thank gannn
Mae Hong Son, Thailand
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27 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 May 2015

I stopped here because I thought it would offer beautiful vistas of the surrounding mountains. The views are decent, not as great as I had wished. I didn't take the trolley because I didn't have time but that could be worth it, and it's quite cheap, a little over 700Y I think for a return trip. Wild monkeys sometimes roam... More 

Thank Devulous
Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2014

We took Tobu bus and alighted at stop No. 23. The winding road up to Akechidaira is quite an experience. As it was winter, there was nothing much of viewing at the stop. However, it's worth to take the ropeway up. When you reach the top, you have a very good view of Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls. It's magnificent,... More 

Thank PassionBaker
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Reviewed 1 December 2014

Moderately good views of the Kegon Waterfall and of Lake Chujenji on a non-sunny November day. Get off the bus from Nikko to Chuzengiko at the first stop after it finishes the 48 hairpin bends on the ascending road. This is the stop for the Akechidaira Ropeway (known as a cable-car outside Japan) to the observatory. An hour later you... More 

2 Thank Trav53
Singapore, Singapore
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23 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2014

lets you take in all of okunikko in one sight, including Kegon falls, Mount Nantai and Lake Chuzenji. but be sure to go on a clear day. great that there is a camera at the base of the ropeway, where the staff actually pointed out that the conditions of the day that we visited wasn't too good for viewing so... More 

2 Thank Lionel K
Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

A 3 minute cable car ride brings you to the top of this observatory. The views are amazing during the sunset hours. You can see the waterfalls and city from here. Though the bus ride during the autumn period is "long" due to the bad traffic, so do plan your time. There is a small hiking trail as well that... More 

1 Thank houndy11

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