Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway & Alpine Botanical Gardens
Operating most of the year other than brief periods either side of winter, the Yuzawa Kogen Ropeway runs from the centre of Yuzawa town to the summit of – what in winter is – Yuzawa Kogen Ski Resort. Outside of winter, the ropeway continues to operate providing access to the Yuzawa Panorama Park Alpes and Alpine Botanical Gardens and activities including a zip line, bob sled and go karts.
Restaurants and walking trails are located to the summit, with fantastic views of the surrounding mountains. From spring to autumn, visitors can walk to the Alpine Botanical Gardens – home to more than 200 species of alpine plants.
Autumn is especially beautiful thanks to the stunning leaves of the mountain.
08:40 to 17:00
Open daily from late-Apr. to early-Nov & mid-Dec. to late-Mar.
Outside of winter: Adults JPY2200 / Children JPY1100 (ski pass prices apply in winter)
Approximately a 2 to 3-hour drive from the Jigokudani Monkey Park
From Echigo-Yuzawa Station, the ropeway can be reach on-foot - only 10-minutes walk