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  • See & Do
  • Nikko Area

Akechidaira Plateau

Located near the top of (2nd) Irohazaka Slope, Akechidaira Plateau has sweeping views over a winding road and a dramatic mountain backdrop. This 3-minute long ropeway cable car ride takes you from the Akechidaira Plateau to an observation platform located at 1373m, offering superb panoramic views of the Nikko area, including Kegon Falls, Lake Chuzenji, Mt. Nantai, and the surrounding mountains in the distance. The vista is especially beautiful during the change of colors in the autumn, and during cherry blossom season.

It is said this "Akechidaira" area, which offers the best view in all of Nikko, takes its name from Akechi Mitsuhide who assassinated Oda Nobunaga during the famous Honnoji Temple incident.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address Hosoomachi, Nikko-city, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-55-0331
Website https://www.visitnikko.jp/en/spots/akechidaira-plateau/
Business Hours 8:40-15:30(From April to November) 9:00-15:30(From December to March) (Closed for maintenance from February 4 to February 19)※Changes depending on the season.※Please note the ropeway may be closed during bad weather (fog, strong winds, lightning, etc.).※During autumn when the leaves are in full color, the ropeway may open earlier and close later than usual.
Days Closed for Business No closing days
Price Adult 410 yen (one way), 740 yen (round trip)Child 200 yen (one way), 380 yen (round trip)
Map Code 367 242 044*85

Nikko Area

The Nikko area, in the northwestern part of the prefecture, is particularly mountainous. In the midst of the rich nature, including the 2,486-meter-high volcano Mt. Nantai, Lake Chuzenji, and Kegon Falls, there are numerous shrines and temples that are registered as UNESCO Cultural Heritage sites. From Kinugawa Onsen to Kawaji Onsen, hot springs can also be found throughout the area. There are a wide range of outdoor activities to enjoy as well, such as stand-up paddleboarding in the summer and snowshoeing in the winter.

Seasons in Tochigi