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Mount Nesugatayama Observatory

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Address: 1-3-2 Higashihongo, Shimoda 415-0035, Shizuoka Prefecture
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Nice views and a scenic stroll on top of the mountain

You can reach this mountain via the ropeway that departs right in front of Shimoda station. On the top there is a souvenir shop and restaurant, a nice garden that you can stroll... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You can reach this mountain via the ropeway that departs right in front of Shimoda station. On the top there is a souvenir shop and restaurant, a nice garden that you can stroll through while having some spots for watching the amazing view of the sea around you.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017

A ride up-and-down every 15 minutes. The mountain top has an observation platform, a souvenir shop and nicely landscaped path with a lot of steps requiring hiking up and down, around the top. Nice views of the town, harbor and valley. Best bargain, a must-do activity in Izukyu-Shimoda.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Ropeway/cable cable car ride to the top. No long lines in Oct. At top, great views of the harbor and town. Easy walking paths for strolling to view pretty garden and shrine.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016

Our weather was perfect, so skies and ocean were blue. This ropeway gave us wonderful views of all this from way up high. We could even see the black ships coming and going and imagine Perry making his original arrival. There were also abundant beautiful flowers and birds singing all along the climb from the top of the ropeway to... More 

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Onchan, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

As expected when you go up a mountain, there are great views to be had. The carriages are not to big so you may have to wait a few minutes to get the next one. It's not so busy during the week so we were lucky to get on without having to wait. It's only a five minute ride to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016 via mobile

The ropeway starts in front of the station and has intervals of about 15 mins. The view at the top is beautiful! There are some basic amenities and shops available at the top. There is a little and pleasant hike through the woods. We had a baby stroller and it was difficult to use it at the top, but the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

The rope way does not go all the way to the top. The short hike is pleasant, the gardens lovely, the views spectacular. Not sure if it is wheelchair accessible, but there were lots of stairs and paths. There could be workarounds I didn't spot. Interesting Temple/Shrine at the top. Look for the vending machines. Restaurant, souvenir shop, restrooms. People... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

The ropeway station is just outside the Shimoda station, The ropeway is quick The view of Pacific Ocean is spectacular.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2015 via mobile

Nice view, pretty flowers and some good history and facts. The ropeway was pretty quick, there were some tours but we got in front of them so that was good.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2015 via mobile

Don't expect much from the ropeway ride - you are stuck there, perhaps standing among many people. It's just a means of getting to the top. But once there, the views are very nice. Worth the time and admission fee. And it's also conveniently located right next to Izukyu-Shimoda station

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