Ryuoo Sora Terrace & Skyland Express Ropeway
Servicing Ryuoo Ski Park in winter – the largest ski resort in Kita-Shiga Kogen – the Skyland Express Ropeway operates for most of the year including from May until November. The upper station is located at 1770 metres above sea level, from which point an observation deck provides a fantastic view of the surrounding landscape, looking west toward the North Japan Alps.
The observation deck joins to Sora Terrace, a café that remains open through the year. Serving a typical menu including drinks, snacks and light meals, Sora Terrace is a popular spot to stop and enjoy the view. Of particular fame, the ‘Sea of Clouds’ phenomena can be seen on days when clouds and fog fill the valley below, and the observation deck and café appear to float in the sky. The dates of operation vary through the year. Please refer to the official website to confirm days and times of operation.
09:00 to 19:00
Dates operation vary through the year. Please refer to the website
Winter: ski pass required / Other times of year: Adults JPY2500 / Children JPY1300 (return)
Approximately a 45-minute drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Yudanaka Station, shuttle buses run to and from the ropeway - taking around 35 to 45-minutes each way