It takes ten minutes to walk from Sounkyo Hot Spring Village to the cable car station of Sounkyo Onsen. Take the Kurodake gondola and chair lifts to the 7th station of Kurodake at an altitude of 1,700 meters to see the scenery of Daisetsuzan.
Business hours: Cable car from February 1, 2020 to May 31, 2020 8:00~16:00 (30); June 1 to September 30, 2020 6:00~18:00
Chair lift: From February 22, 2020 to May 6, 2020, 9:00~15:20 In winter, only skiing can take the chair lift.
Tickets: Adults round trip 1,200 yen.
We came in autumn, but it was not yet the season of red maple leaves, the cable car was not particularly high, and the distance was not long. They said that if you come to see the snow in winter, it is also very good, but it may be very cold.
On the night before we went, the tour guide was not sure whether this attraction was feasible, because it was not open for repairs due to heavy snow or cable car breakdown. But we were fortunate that it was open that day although there was a little snow. Riding on the aerial tramway to the fifth station, the snow scene is really beautiful, covered in silver, and people admire the beauty of nature.
After arriving at the hotel, I accidentally walked to this cable car station and saw that it was the last cable car in more than half an hour, so I bought a round-trip ticket without hesitation. The price is small and expensive, 1950 yen. Only me and a flight attendant are in the huge cable car. It feels like a chartered car. When you get to Heiyue Station, you can actually transfer to the gondola to the fifth station. But it seems that it is too late to open. I turned around near the cable car station and went to the viewing platform to look at the snow-capped mountains. It was really beautiful. Time was too tight, so I had to take a quick look and take the last cable car down the mountain at 5 o'clock. This place is worth visiting. But the general travel agency will not arrange it. Think about it next time you travel on your own.
The black mountain cable car in Japan, the cable car here is quite comfortable to sit on, the scenery from the cable car is really very beautiful, suitable for couples to come and play, and interested friends should not miss it. It is recommended