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Beppu Ropeway

Minami-tateishi, Beppu 874-0000, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-22-2277
Review Highlights
See Beppu from the snowy summit

Yes there was snow on the ground in patches and a giant thermometer to tell you why there wasn't... read more

Reviewed 5 January 2017
Theresa D
Perth, Australia
Great view on a good weather day

Visit only when weather is good. As the bus passes by Umi-jigoku bus stop, I actually reorganised... read more

Reviewed 16 December 2016
Singapore, Singapore
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“rope way” (2 reviews)
“cable car” (5 reviews)
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Minami-tateishi, Beppu 874-0000, Oita Prefecture
+81 977-22-2277
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Reviewed 5 January 2017

Yes there was snow on the ground in patches and a giant thermometer to tell you why there wasn't more. Very friendly staff but limited English so need charade skills for special requests. Views from a short walk away from where the ropeway ends are...More

Thank Theresa D
Reviewed 16 December 2016

Visit only when weather is good. As the bus passes by Umi-jigoku bus stop, I actually reorganised my visits according to weather. Spent the cloudy morning at the surrounding jigokus near Umi-jigoku, and when the sky cleared, took the bus up to the ropeway station...More

Thank gannn
Reviewed 5 December 2016 via mobile

This was a fun, scenic ride. The staff were very friendly, provided us with an english tour translation. We walked around at the top of the mountain which was great. Really good experience!

Thank Jane_F0093
Reviewed 9 October 2016

We took Bus No. 36 from the Beppu Station (Y 420 for Adult) to the Ropeway which take about 25 minutes. The Rope way runs about 20 minutes for each car to the peak. Once entered the car, it would be advantageous to take the...More

Thank Russel H
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

Came here right before 9 in the morning. Unfortunately the weather was very foggy. I suppose fogs could happen quite often because the staff had a color-cardboard at hand to show me that the visibility was bad, in many languages. The cars along the ropeway...More

Thank Bestlambert
Reviewed 4 July 2016

The cable car to the top of the mountain takes about 10 mins, and provides nice views over Beppu and the bay. There is a cafe and some temples located at the top. Tickets for Ropeway and bus information are available at Beppu Station Tourist...More

Thank Thomas H
Reviewed 26 April 2016

My friend and I went on a really really good day! Sunny, not windy, the weather was just that good! We took a bus from beppu station and I think it cost me 400 something yen for the fare? I can't remember. It wasn't a...More

Thank Myra M
Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

I would advise you check the weather before going to the Beppu Ropeway as unless it's a clear day you will be above the clouds and not see a thing. We got on an incorrect bus and got off at the Ropeway (before ending up...More

Thank Naomi K
Reviewed 19 March 2016

We decided to take a taxi from the Beppu Hells up to the ropeway - it cost approx £20. The gondola goes about every 20minutes and we had just missed one. The ticketseller told us the visibility was very bad before he sold us the...More

1  Thank BKB_12
Reviewed 9 January 2016

You can see a fair bit from the ropeway even when the visibility isn't so good. It's worth hiking up though for the beautiful scenery and then taking the ropeway back down (1000Y). Was very quiet and had the cable car to myself. Very chilly...More

Thank HJS S
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