Asahidake Ropeway is located on the western slopes of Asahidake mountain in the central region of Hokkaido. It is part of the Daisetsuzan National Park (Kokuritsu Koen). The Ropeway base station is at an elevation of 1100m and the top is at 1600m. The Ropeway operates for most of the year for sightseeing and climbing.
Hokkaido is the second largest island of Japan and also the largest and northernmost prefecture (though it is not usually referred to as a prefecture). It has coastlines on the Sea of Japan, the Sea of Okhotsk and also the Pacific Ocean. Sapporo is the capital city of Hokkaido and was host to the 1972 Winter Olympics. Hokkaido is home to the largest number of ski hills in Japan. While the majority of them are very small, some of the larger ski and snowboard resorts in Hokkaido - mostly found in regions to the west and east of Sapporo - are amongst the most famous in Japan.
A shuttle bus from Asahikawa Station to Asahidake Ropeway is available. This service costs 1430 yen.
51km from the Asahikawa Kita IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
57.1km from the Asahikawa Takasu IC on the Hokkaido Expressway
Nearest national route: Route 237 (34.5km away)
Nearest prefecture road: Prefecture Road 1160
Asahidake Ropeway is located to the south east of central Asahikawa city.
From the main Route 237 (Furano National Highway) it is a 34km journey along Road 1160.
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