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Introducing the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

This video is titled "4K|Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway|A Superb View of the Alps" (4K アルプスの絶景 北八ヶ岳ロープウェイ). It was produced by “ibukivideo,” and introduces the spectacular view from the Kita-Yatsugatake Ropeway.

The Kita-Yatsugatake Ropeway is located in the northern Yatsugatake mountain range, spanning the Suwa and Saku regions of Nagano Prefecture and Yamanashi Prefecture. It's a luxurious ride overlooking the three major Alps in Japan.
In this video, you can see various views from Sanroku station to the observation deck at the summit station.

In this article, we'll introduce the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway. Be sure to follow along with the video!

What Is the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway?

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Photo:Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

The Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway is a large 100-seat ropeway located between Mt. Yoko (northern Yatsugatake) and Mt. Shimagare.
Depart from Sanroku station at an altitude of 1,771m, seen at 0:03 in the video, and climb to the summit station at an altitude of 2,237m, shown at 2:20.
Within about 7 minutes of boarding, you can enjoy the beautiful scenery of the Yatsugatake mountain range. You'll understand why it's a popular tourist spot.

An observation deck is installed at the summit station, and you can see a view of Mt. Ontake, the Central Alps, and the Northern Alps.
In addition, there is a garden called Tsubo-niwa at the summit station, where you can enjoy seasonal alpine plants.
We recommend viewing the beautiful autumn leaves in the fall.

The Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway is operated by Kita Yatsugatake Resort Co., Ltd.
The name has changed several times over the years as well. From 1967 to 1985 it was called "Japan Pilatus Yokodake Ropeway," in 1985 it was renamed to "Pilatus Yokodake Ropeway," between 2001 and 2012 it went by "Pilatus Tadeka Ropeway," and from 2012 to the present it has gone by "Kita Yatsugatake ropeway."

Sightseeing on the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

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Photo:Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

By car, access to the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway is about 25 km (40 to 50 minutes) from the Suwa IC on the Chuo Expressway.
By bus, get off at Chino Station on the JR East Japan Chuo Line.
At the Alpico Kotsu Bus Stop at the west exit, take the "Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway" to the hotel. It takes around 1 hour to arrive.
The cost of the ropeway is 2,100 yen for adults (junior high school students and older) and 1,050 yen for children.

At Yatsugatake, you can climb from the summit of the ropeway.
There are a variety of trails to choose from, including day hikes and overnight hikes using a mountain lodges.
Keep in mind that the temperature and weather in the mountains can change easily, especially in summer when there are many evening showers.
Rain gear is a must in case it starts to rain.
The Yatsugatake Ropeway also offers delicious meals.
"Sky Restaurant Komakusatei" is a popular restaurant that offers handmade dishes using Ingredients from Shinshu, Nagano.
At the BBQ Garden, you can enjoy a group barbecue.
Enjoying a barbecue while staying in a log cabin-style cottage in the great outdoors is something special.

Near the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway, there are plenty of lodging facilities where you can enjoy hot springs as well.

Summary of Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway

"4K|Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway|A Superb View of the Alps" released by "ibukivideo," introduces the superb views of the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway.
Besides the scenery on the ropeway, you can also enjoy beauty of nature from the top of the mountain.
If you're interested in the Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway, where you can enjoy beautiful scenery and delicious food, be sure to check out the video!

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Last Updated : Oct. 25, 2021
鈴木 正孝(Masataka Suzuki)
A writer born and raised in Asakusa, Tokyo who loves traveling and novels
What an Amazing View! The Kita Yatsugatake Ropeway Offers a Panoramic View of Japan’s Three Largest Alps! Enjoy the View From the Yatsugatake Mountain Range in Nagano and Yamanashi Prefectures!
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