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Mt.Tanigawa (Tanigawadake)

Two and a half hours to the top of Mt.Tanigawa! A mountain with magnificent nature listed as one of the 100 most famous mountains in Japan

Mountain

Mt.Tanigawa (Tanigawadake) is a mountain with an altitude of 1,977 meters and attracts tourists with its sharp and beautiful appearance. It is a popular place for trekking and hiking in the summer and skiing in the winter.

If you take the ropeway, you can get to the Tenjin Pass in about 15 minutes while enjoying a beautiful walk in the air. A 360-degree panorama and colorful alpine plants will welcome you. There is also an observatory where you can overlook the surrounding mountains and a hiking course that takes about two and a half hours to reach the summit of Mt. Tanigawa. Why not forget about the world below for a while and enjoy a "paradise in the sky"?

Another must-see viewpoint "Ichinokurasawa," a large rock wall on the eastern slope of the mountain. If you take the "Ichinokurasawa Rock Wall Trekking Course" around the base of the mountain, you can see the enormous rock wall right before your eyes and admire its powerful appearance. One of the things that attract climbers is the different beautiful colors that appear on the wall depending on the season.

From early summer to autumn, a special nighttime event called "Night Cruising into the Sky" is held to enjoy the starry sky while riding on the ropeway. The unique program using a "digital hanging scroll" is also a big hit every year. The scroll projects geometric patterns on the surrounding area so you can have an exceptional experience of the starry sky.

Highlights

  • You can enjoy the mountain's ever-changing appearance from fresh greenery and autumn leaves to snowy landscapes.
  • The magnificent view of the mountain that you can see while riding the ropeway or lift.
  • At the summit of the mountain, many rare alpine plants will welcome you.
  • You can enjoy the trekking course to "Mt.Tanigawa Ichinokurasawa," one of Japan's most famous rock walls.
  • Experience a breathtaking star-filled sky at the "Night Cruising into the Sky" event. (Limited capacity, reservation required)

Photos

  • The magnificent view of the mountain from the ropeway

    The magnificent view of the mountain from the ropeway

  • “Ichinokurasawa rock wall trekking course” during autumn foliage season

    “Ichinokurasawa rock wall trekking course” during autumn foliage season

  • "Ichinokurasawa rock wall trekking course" during the fresh green season

    "Ichinokurasawa rock wall trekking course" during the fresh green season

  • Near the ropeway's terminal station, “Tenjin Pass Observation Deck”

    Near the ropeway's terminal station, “Tenjin Pass Observation Deck”

  • A magnificent starry sky over “Ichinokurasawa”

    A magnificent starry sky over “Ichinokurasawa”

  • The fusion of a starry sky and light art using a "digital hanging scroll"

    The fusion of a starry sky and light art using a "digital hanging scroll"

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Details

Name in Japanese
谷川岳
Postal Code
379-1728
Address
Yubikiyama National Forest, Yunikiso, Minakami-machi, Tone County, Gunma Prefecture (Tanigawa-dake Ropeway)
Telephone
0278-72-3575 (Tanigawa-dake Ropeway)
Ropeway round-trip fare: Adult: 2,100 yen, Child: 1,050 yen
*Child fare applies to elementary school students and younger.
Ropeway hours
April - November Weekdays: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Sundays and April - November Holidays: 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
December - March Everyday:8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Access
(1) Approximately 50 minutes by bus from Joetsu Shinkansen Jomo-Kogen Station
(2) Approximately 25 minutes by bus from Mizukami Station on the JR Joetsu Line
(3) Approximately 25 minutes by car from the Mizukami Interchange on the Kanetsu Expressway.
Official Website (Tanigawa-dake Ropeway)
Official Website (English)