Myokokogen Skycable is the Akakura Kanko Resort , a gondola lift station which takes visitors half way up Mt. Myoko. The view is magnificent and the mountain range of Shiga and Nozawa in the distance to Mr. Madarao and Lake Nojiri can be seen.
At the top of the mountain, visitors enjoy the stunning view and take a stroll of the cafe and beech forest. Along with the 30min great trails in the forest there are rope swings and hammocks for relaxation as well.
There is also a small restaurant at the top where fresh food and delicious ice cream is served.
Additionally, there is Akakura Onsen (hotspring) near the foot of the station which is a popular relaxation spot and boasts a large amount of hot water.
8:00-16:00 (Last departure to the mountaintop 15:30)
Saturdays, Sundays and Holidays 8:00-16:30 (Last departure to the mountain top 16:00)
11min from bottom to mountain top station.
Open from Mid July- early Nov
Autumn leaves: Mid Oct- End Oct.
Admission fee -
Adult (more than junior high school student) round trip: 1,800 yen/one way 1,300 yen
Child (elementary school student) round trip: 900 yen / 700 yen one way
*Children under elementary school age are free.
*Pets can ride the gondola for free.
Located 35km from Nagano City, about 50 mins by car.