GUNMA Tourist Guide of Gunma Prefecture

Mt. Tanigawadake

At 1,977 meters, Mt. Tanigawadake is the highest mountain in the Tanigawa mountain range. A scenic spot called "Ichinokurasawa" at the eastern foot of the mountain is a mecca for rock climbers. A 15-minute ride on the ropeway will take you up to Tenjindaira at an elevation of 1,321 meters for a splendid panoramic view.

Basic Information
  • Location: Yubiso, Minakami-machi, Tone-gun, Gunma
  • Tel:+81-278-25-5017 (Tourism Division, Minakami Town)
  • ▼Altitude: 1,977 m

    [Tanigawadake Ropeway]
    ・ Hours:
    Weekdays 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (April - November)
    Saturdays, Sundays, and Holidays 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (December - March)
    ・ Duration: About 15 minutes for one-way (The gondola departs the station at intervals of 3 minutes.)
    ・ Fee
    - Individuals: 1,230 yen for one-way and 2,060 yen for round trip for adults
    620 yen for one-way and 1,030 yen for round trip for children
    - Groups (15-50 persons): 1,170 yen for one-way and 1,960 yen for round trip for adults
    590 yen for one-way and 980 yen for round trip for children
    - Groups (51-100 persons): 1,110 yen for one-way and 1,850 yen for round trip for adults
    560 yen for one-way and 930 yen for round trip for children
    - Groups (over 101 persons): 1,050 yen for one-way and 1,750 yen for round trip for adults
    530 yen for one-way and 880 yen for round trip for children
    ・ Tourist Lift (Note: The tourist lift does not operate during the winter season.)
    - Fee: 410 yen for one-way and 720 yen for round trip
    Note: Closed for equipment maintenance: Monday, June 17 through Friday, June 21, 2019
    Where: Tanigawadake Ropeway and Tenjintoge Tourist Lift
  • ▼Access
  • [To Doaiguchi Station of the ropeway]
    ・ Take the Kan-etsu Kotsu Bus from Platform 1 in front of the Jomo-Kogen Station on JR Joetsu Shinkansen headed for Tanigawadake Ropeway for about 50 minutes. Get off at Tanigawadake Ropeway.
    ・ About 25 minutes by bus from Minakami Station on JR Joetsu Line
    ・ About 25 minutes by car from Minakami IC of Kan-Etsu Expressway

    About 10 minutes by ropeway from Doaiguchi Station to Tenjindaira
Website (Tanigawadake Ropeway): (Japanese)

* Traffic restriction is implemented on the road from Doaiguchi ropeway station to Ichinokurasawa. 
* Road Closure in Winter
Section: From Tanigawadake Ropeway Doaiguchi Station to Ichinokurasawa
Duration: 10:00 AM on Monday, November 19, 2018 - 10:00 AM on Friday, May 24, 2019
Visitor experiences* The information below is quoted from that of TripAdvisor.
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