The Tanigawadake Cable Car, which first went into operation in Gunma Prefecture in 1960, goes up to the Tenjindaira ski area in Minakumi on Tanigawadake Mountain.
Tanigawadake Mountain is 1,319 meters high and is the highest mountain in the Tanigawa Mountain Range, and the cable car runs for a total length of up to 2.3 kilometers. Even if the ski resort itself is only open for winter sports in winter, the cable car is in operation all year round and not only transports skiers, but also hikers and tourists who want to enjoy the view of the extensive landscape.
In winter, however, people can experience the natural powder snow of the ski resort again, which makes the use of snow machines unnecessary.
A 25-minute bus ride from Minakami Station on JR Joetsu Line.
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A new cafe just outside Minakami that specializes in baumkutchen but with a great range of cakes and coffees.
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