Akechidaira Lookout / Akechidaira Ropeway

Take in Spectacular Views from Nikko’s most Popular View Spot

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Observation Deck

From this lookout, view both Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls flowing down from it.
On the eastern side, gaze at a row of sheer cliffs rising from the rock, and let your eyes take in the distant mountain ranges.
By taking the Ropeway for 3 minutes, you can reach the Lookout, perches at an elevation of 1,373 meters.
Many visitors come in the autumn to enjoy the beautiful scenery of fall foliage.


  • This is a photogenic spot offering views of both Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls.
  • Beautiful views can be seen year-round, but the fall foliage is especially popular.
  • By taking the Ropeway, you can reach the Lookout in about 3 minutes.


  • The Fall Foliage of Nikko from the Lookout (Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls)

    The Fall Foliage of Nikko from the Lookout (Lake Chuzenji and Kegon Falls)

  • The Ropeway in Autumn

    The Ropeway in Autumn

  • Nikko in Summer from the Lookout

    Nikko in Summer from the Lookout

  • Akechidaira Lookout

    Akechidaira Lookout


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
Hosomachi Fukasawa, Nikko City, Tochigi
0288-55-0331 (Akechidaira Ropeway)
Ropeway fare
Adult: One way 410 yen, Round trip 740 yen
Child: One way 200 yen, Round trip 380 yen
Ropeway Closed
For maintenance or in bad weather
Ropeway Operating times
1)From April to November 8:40 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
2)From December to March 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
* Operating times may vary during the fall foliage season
From either JR or Tobu Nikko Station, take the Tobu Bus, bound for either Yumoto Onsen or Chuzenji Onsen for about 40 minutes, getting off at the Akechidaira bus stop. From there, take the Akechidaira Ropeway about 3 minutes to the Lookout.
Official Website
Official Website (English)