Ropeway at the highest elevation in Japan
Central Alps Komagatake Ropeway is a ropeway built in 1967 connecting the valley below with the Senjojiki Cirque directly in the shadow of Mt. Hokendake in the Central Alps of Japan. The elevation of the peak station is 2,612 meters, making it the highest of any station in Japan. The ropeway enables everyone to enjoy the natural splendor of the Japanese Alps throughout the four seasons.
Chuo Alps Kanko Co., Ltd. operates year-round shuttle bus services that connect JR Komagane Station with Shirabidaira Station at the base of the ropeway. These year-round shuttle bus services are used not only by ropeway visitors but also by people living in the area as an important mode of transportation.
Hotel at the highest elevation in Japan
Hotel Senjojiki is located adjacent to Senjojiki Station, the ropeway terminus. It offers commanding views of Senjojiki Cirque and Mt. Hokendake to the west, Inadani and the Southern Alps, and in the distance Mt. Fuji, to the East. The hotel is used throughout the year by people from all walks of life, from families with young children to experienced mountaineers.
Located just three minutes from Komagane Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, Komagane-kogen Skiing Ground offers panoramic views of the Southern Alps in the distance and Komagane City area below. It offers beginners and intermediate runs as well as a dedicated sledding run, providing ample fun for the whole family. During night time skiing you can enjoy views of the dazzling bright lights of downtown Komagane City below.
Situated just three minutes from Komagane Interchange on the Chuo Expressway, Komagane Kogen Alpine Hill Family Vacation Village is a family resort located on Komagane Kogen at the foot of the Central Alps. The roughly 100-acre site provides views of the Southern Alps and ample opportunities to experience the great outdoors.
Open-air Hot Spring Kobushinoyu in Shinshu’s Komagane Kogen is located in the Hayataro Onsen Village. The spring is an alkaline simple hot spring. The outdoor hot spring bath offers commanding views of the Southern Alps.
Chuo Alps Kanko Co., Ltd. operates a restaurant and store located at Komagatake Service Area, about 2km towards Nagoya from Komagane Interchange on the Chuo Expressway. It is frequented as a rest place for visitors and locals using the expressway.