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A ropeway to Hokkaido's highest peak, where you can enjoy the beauty of the seasons.

Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway

Recommended degree
★★★

Best season:Spring(Mar.-May)Summer(June-Aug)Autumn(Sept.-Nov.)Winter(Dec.-Feb.)

Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway

Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway

The Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway is a ropeway on Mt. Asahidake (height 2291m), the highest peak in Hokkaido. It connects the ground station at 1100m to a station 1600m up the mountain. It is Hokkaido’s leading tourist spot and draws visitors from both near and far. The ropeway runs throughout the year from spring to winter and you can see beautiful spectacles in all four seasons.

From the disembarkation station at the end of the ropeway there is a 1-hour exploration path available where you can enjoy the natural landscape such as alpine plants and crater lakes. In the winter natural phenomena such as "Sun Pillars", pillars of light in snowy fields, and "diamond dust", sparkling ice crystals wrapping the air.

Ropeway rates depend on season: In summer (June to October) it is 2900yen for an adult round-trip and 1450 for children; during the winter season (Mid-October to May) it is 1800 adults and 900 children. The summer season runs in 15-minute intervals and winter in 20 minute intervals. It is very crowded during September when the autumn leaves are visible.

Access

From JR Asahikawa Station (旭川駅) to the ropeway base station take the bus Ideyu-go (いで湯号)that runs 3 times per day.

Going via the Asahikawa Airport, you can reach there from the JR Asahikawa Station in about 1 hour and 30 minutes. It is about 1 hour from Asahikawa Airport. It is about 1430yen in fare from the JR Asahikawa Station, and 1000yen from the airport. 

Information of Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway

Spot name Daisetsuzan Asahidake Ropeway
Address Asahidakeonsen Yukomanbetsu, Higashikawa-chō, Kamikawa-gun, Hokkaidō, Japan
TEL 0166-68-9112
FAX 0166-68-9112
Fee 2900yen

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