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Mount Kachikachi Ropeway in Kawaguchiko: Best Cable Car to Enjoy Mt. Fuji

by Ryu_C@RakuRakuJP

Admire Mount Fuji at Tenjoyama Park

There are many ways to appreciate Mount Fuji in the Kawaguchiko area. You can stay at a hot spring hotel next to Kawaguchiko, such as the wind terrace KUKUNA, or in the Oishi Park next to the Kawaguchiko Natural Life Museum. You can also take photos with the reflections of Kawaguchiko and Mount Fuji. .

On the Tianshangshan Park side, it is a place in the Kawaguchiko area where you can enjoy the entire Kawaguchiko from a high altitude and take pictures with Mount Fuji from another angle. Alternatively, you can take the cable car to Tenjoyama Park, and experience Mt. Fuji on a swing.

If you are visiting Kawaguchiko for the first time, Tianshangshan Park is a very worthwhile attraction in the one-day trip to Mount Fuji.

Tenjoyama Park in Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, where you can see Mount Fuji
In Tianzhangshan Park, you can enjoy the scenery of the entire Kawaguchiko area. (click to enlarge)

How to get to Tianshangshan Park?

If you start from Kawaguchiko Station, you can take the Kawaguchiko Tour Bus, or walk from Kawaguchiko Station, it only takes about 15 minutes to get there. The so-called Tianshangshan Park is actually a viewing platform on Kachi Kachi Yama (Kachi Kachi Yama), which is 1075 meters high. So in addition to enjoying Mount Fuji, you can also watch the entire Kawaguchiko area.

For those who are visiting Lake Kawaguchi and Mt. Fuji for the first time, Tenjoyama Park will be a must-visit place.

Cable car experience at Tianshangshan Park

Departing from Kawaguchiko Station, after arriving at the entrance of Kawaguchiko Fuji Panoramic Ropeway, you can buy a ticket and take the cable car to the park of Tianshangshan. Basically, it takes less than 5 minutes to reach Tianshangshan Park from the bottom of the mountain.

The cable car of Tianshangshan Park has a characteristic, that is, the entire section of the cable car of Tianshangshan Park is facing Mount Fuji. So starting from the starting point of Lake Kawaguchi to the moment you climb up to Mount Tianshang is actually a good opportunity for you to take a photo with Mount Fuji.

The fee for the cable car in Tenjoyama Park is not very high, and the round-trip ticket from Lake Kawaguchi to Tenjoyama Park is only about ¥1,000. For a means of transportation that can go sightseeing and take pictures at the same time, it is actually a relatively cheap charge.

Kawaguchiko Tenjoyama Park Ropeway
Since the Tianshangshan cable car adopts a multi-angle viewing design, you can take photos with Mount Fuji during the ride. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Tianshangshan Park Experience

What places are worth visiting in Tianshangshan Park? Although some people say that the area of Tianshangshan Park is not very large, there is only one viewing platform for you to enjoy Mount Fuji. However, in addition to the observation deck, there are actually swings, a small shrine, and a place where you can make a wish to Mount Fuji. At the same time, there is also a walking trail, and it is not necessarily only on the viewing platform that you can enjoy the view of Mount Fuji.

Tenjoyama Park in Kawaguchiko, Mount Fuji, where you can see Mount Fuji
At the observation deck of Tianshangshan Park, you can take pictures with the entire Mount Fuji. (Click to enlarge the picture)
Kawaguchiko Tenjoyama Park Ropeway
In addition to the observation deck, you can also participate in the swing experience and make a wish in Tianshangshan Park. (Click to enlarge the picture)

In addition, on some special days, Tianshangshan Park will also increase the opening hours at night, giving you the opportunity to enjoy the scenery of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi at night. If you have the opportunity to visit at night while sightseeing in Lake Kawaguchi, you must not miss it!

Tenjoyama Park's special opening hours at night. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Mt. Fuji Live Camera in Tenjoyama Park

To successfully take a photo with Mt. Fuji in Tenshangyama Park, of course you need a good weather. Therefore, Tianshangshan Park has prepared a Live Camera of Mt. Fuji for every tourist who intends to visit, so that you can check the latest weather conditions first, and then decide whether to take the Tianshangshan Park Cable Car.

Because sometimes Mount Fuji will be covered by dense fog all day long, so if you are all here to take photos with Mount Fuji, you can temporarily change your itinerary to go to other attractions instead of going to Tianshangshan Park, and then disappointed Return to Lake Kawaguchi.

You can check the Live Camera of Mt. Fuji first, and then decide whether to go to Tenjoyama Park. (Click to enlarge the picture)

Business information of Tenjoyama Park and cable car

Tianshangshan Park opening hours

The business hours of Tianshangshan are divided into weekdays and holidays. The opening hours are 09:30 – 16:00 on weekdays and 09:30 – 17:00 on holidays.

If you visit on a weekday, it is recommended to choose a time when the sun is more abundant and the weather is better at noon, so that it is easier to take better photos of Mt. The whole heavenly monkey field will return to Lake Kawaguchi.

Basically, a trip of about 1 hour is enough to take the cable car from Kawaguchiko to Tianshangshan Park, then stroll around in Tianshangshan Park, take pictures and then return to Kawaguchiko. Of course, if you visit Tianshangshan Park during the holidays, you may need to spend a little more time queuing up to experience the swings. It is suggested that it would be more appropriate to schedule your trip to Tianshangshan Park earlier.

Fees for the cable car in Tianshangshan Park

The fee for the Tenjoyama Park Cable Car is ¥500 for an adult one-way ticket and ¥900 for a round-trip ticket. Basically, you only need to pay attention to the round-trip ticket. It is not suitable for ordinary passengers to buy a one-way ticket to go to Tianshangshan Park.

In addition, Tianshangshan Park also offers different package combinations that can be purchased, such as a package of sightseeing boat + cable car, or a package of cable car + sightseeing boat + Kawaguchiko tour bus. If your Mt. Fuji one-day tour schedule is to visit the Kawaguchiko Herb Museum and Kawaguchiko Natural Life Museum at the same time, and also hope to take a photo with the reflection of Mt. Fuji on Kawaguchiko, you can save more transportation costs by purchasing a package ticket.

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Accommodation near Tianshangshan Park

What accommodation options are there near Tianshangshan Park? If you want to enjoy the view of Mount Fuji in the room and enjoy the hot springs, the one next to Lake KawaguchiWind Terrace KUKUNA, orKawaguchiko Onsen New Century Hotel, are accommodation options with views of Mount Fuji and Lake Kawaguchi at the same time. In addition there areHotel Mystays Fuji View OnsenThis hotel with relatively cheap room rate and nice view can be booked.

If you originally planned to arrange a one-day trip to Mount Fuji, you can also consider changing to a two-day Mount Fuji itinerary. Because being able to stay in a hotel next to Lake Kawaguchi can bring travel memories, even some high-end hotels in Tokyo can’t give you

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existKawaguchiko Onsen New Century HotelA room with a view of Mount Fuji. (Click to enlarge the picture)
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Is Tianshangshan Park worth visiting? If you want to enjoy the scenery of Lake Kawaguchi from a high altitude and also want to see the clearest side of Mount Fuji, Tianshangshan Park will be the most suitable scenic spot for viewing Mount Fuji. And next to the entrance of the cable car at the foot of the mountain, there are also several shops selling special products in the Mount Fuji area. After visiting Mount Fuji, you can spend a little time there to buy some special products to go home.

To sum up, if you are visiting the Kawaguchiko area for the first time, Tenjoyama Park is almost the first attraction you should visit.

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