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Mount Nesugatayama Observatory

1-3-2 Higashihongo, Shimoda 415-0035, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 558-22-1211
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Spectacular views to see Shimoda Bay and Izu 7 islands

Going to Mount Nesugatayama is beyond my expectations. Riding the ropeway up high and looking down... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Vienna, Virginia
Nothing too thrilling

For the price of 1080 yen per person I felt it was a bit expensive for what we got. There is a... read more

Reviewed 12 April 2017
Ted C
La Mesa, CA.
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  • Average10%
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1-3-2 Higashihongo, Shimoda 415-0035, Shizuoka Prefecture
+81 558-22-1211
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Going to Mount Nesugatayama is beyond my expectations. Riding the ropeway up high and looking down the town of Shimoda is so beautiful, strolling the well-maintained gardens and viewing the ocean/Izu 7 islands by the side just to good to believe, calm feel and so...More

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Reviewed 12 April 2017

For the price of 1080 yen per person I felt it was a bit expensive for what we got. There is a nice view of the Shimoda bay and general area from the top, a very tacky gift shop and what appeared to be a...More

Thank Ted C
Reviewed 21 February 2017

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...More

Thank Matan K
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...More

1  Thank DYA717
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.

Thank Kcb42n8
Reviewed 6 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...More

1  Thank leifneve
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...More

1  Thank Wynn07
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...More

1  Thank Bharath K K
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....More

2  Thank Claire Y
Reviewed 5 April 2016

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

1  Thank Lok Ting C
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