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  • Nikko Area

Kinugawa Onsen Ropeway

A ropeway for tourists located in the Kinugawa Onsen hot spring resort village. The ropeway connects Kinugawaonsen-Sanroku Station at the base of a large hill to a scenic overlook at its summit. Also known as “Osaru no Yama” (“Monkey Mountain”), several Japanese macaques are kept at the scenic overlook.

Visitors can purchase food to give to the monkeys. Onsen-jinja Shrine stands at the rear of the scenic overlook and enshrines a portion of the deity which the Toyokawa Inari-jinja shrine houses. Viewed as a god of both business prosperity and hot springs, many locals come here to pray for good luck.

Location Map

Basic Information

Address 834 Kinugawa onsen taki, Nikkoushi, Tochigi
Telephone Number 0288-77-0700
Website http://ropeway.kinu1.com/
Business Hours 10/3(Sat.)・10/4(Sun.)・10/10(Sat.)・10/11(Sun.)・10/17(Sat.)・10/18(Sun.)・10/24(Sat.)・10/25(Sun.)・10/31(Sat.)9:00-16:00(Closed during maintenance period)
Price round-trip ticket[Adult] 1100yen[Children] 550yen[Seniors(over 70)] 950yenone-way ticket[Adult] 650yen[Children] 350yen[Seniors(over 70)] 600yen
Map Code 367 626 078*88

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