Akechi-daira cable car

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After passing the famous "slope of 48 bends" on the road from Nikko to Chuzenji Onsen, stopping at the Akechi-daira cable car offers a splendid view of Lake Chuzenji, Kegon Waterfall and the Nantai volcano, which is reflected in the lake. Since 1950, two 16-seat gondolas have been shuttling back and forth over the 300m ascent between Akechi-daira station and Tembodai station with its panoramic terrace. The frequent morning mist experienced around Tochigi only serves to embellish the mountain landscape.

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Nikko

Opening hours

9am-4pm (closed 1-15 Mar) - JPY730 round trip; JPY400 ride up only and descent by a steep trail - inquire in adverse weather conditions

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Okunikko’s natural assets

In the upper reaches of the sacred city, the mountainous region of Okunikko is stunning in every season. While the cedars planted in the late 17C serve as a backdrop for the temples and shrines down in the valley, at altitude the lakes, moors and rivers surrounding Lake Chuzenji complement the perfectly formed cone of the Nantai volcano to create a fabulous landscape.
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