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Mt. Nasu Mountain Climbing (Ropeway) Course

Mt. Nasu Mountain Climbing (Ropeway) Courseの写真
Type:
Mountain Climbing Ropeway
Time Required:
1 h 38 min.
Distance:
1.6 km
Enjoy a stroll through mid-air and easy access to the summit of Mt. Nasu, one of One Hundred Mountains of Japan.

Course Outline

This course takes you on a ropeway ride to Mt. Nasu’s 9th station from which you can reach the summit of Mt. Nasu (Mt. Chausu) in just 50 minutes. The Nasu Mountain Range, including Mt. Chausu, have long been steeped in Japan’s mountain-based faith and spirituality. There is much folklore that still remains today around the mountains’ hot springs, including the legend of the nine-tailed fox and the legend of the sacred deer. At the summit of Mt. Chausu, you can walk around its crater and take in a fantastic view of not only the Nasu Highland, but also the impressive rock face of Mt. Asahi, the emerald green Mt. Sanbonyari, and other mountains of Nasu. In the distance, the mountains of the Aizu region are visible as well. Once you make your descent, enjoy a relaxing soak in one of Nasu’s many hot springs.

Highlights

A fuming active volcano
A fuming active volcano

Mt. Chausu

Mt. Chausu is one of the Kanto region’s most well-known, active volcanoes as well as one of the “One Hundred Mountains of Japan” distinguished in a famous book by Kyuuya Fukada. Reaching the summit can be made much easier by taking the ropeway to Mt. Chausu’s 9th station. There are also several full-fledged climbing trails available, such as the trail from the 7th station, making Mt. Chausu a great destination for all types of visitors, from families with children to serious mountain climbers.

The Nasu Highland View Point
The Nasu Highland View Point

The view from the ropeway’s summit station

From the observatory at the summit station, you can look over the Nasu Highland that spreads across the foot of Mt. Chausu. Or, when the highland is enveloped in mist and the sun is shining at the summit station, you may be able to see a mystical sea of clouds spread out below your feet.

A stunning view from the gondola
A stunning view from the gondola

The Nasu Ropeway

With the largest gondola in the Kanto region, the ropeway can take 111 people at a time on a stroll through the mid-air up to the 9th station of Mt. Chausu, the main peak in Nasu’s volcanic belt. The gondola offers its riders not only a spectacular panoramic view of the Kanto Plain, but also the blooming azaleas during spring and summer, and the beautiful kaleidoscope of changing leaves in the fall, which can be seen below the ropeway.

Course Map

Mt. Nasu Mountain Climbing (Ropeway) Course

Course Time

Starting Point
1
Nasu Ropeway Sanroku Station (Foot of the Mountain)
4 min.
0.8 km
2
Nasu Ropeway Sancho Station (Summit of the Mountain)
50 min.
0.8 km
3
Mt. Chausu (Summit)
40 min.
0.8 km
4
Nasu Ropeway Sancho Station (Summit of the Mountain)
4 min.
0.8 km
5
Nasu Ropeway Sanroku Station (Foot of the Mountain)
Terminus
*Course time and distance are estimates.