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Small cabin and short ride

I would not have rated this ropeway any better if not for the view of the cherry blossoms it... read more

Reviewed 5 April 2016
HotEarth
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Melbourne, Australia
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Be prepared for more walking once you get off the ropeway!

You can hike up from the bottom, take a bus, or use the rope-way. You can find the entrance to the... read more

Reviewed 15 March 2015
hfot2
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Mar 25, 2018
“Currently out of service (March 2018)”
Apr 3, 2017
“Take bus: not this horrible rope way ”
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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

The rope car is currently out of service because a problem with one of their cars. We realized that when we got there. Attached there's a picture with a reference telephone to ask in advance if you intend to take a ride. You can also...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

Besides being old (1928) and being packed in like sardines, the ticketing system is infuriating. They look at your ticket getting on and collect it once you get off. Do they really expect someone to hitch a ride along the way up in a cable...More

Date of experience: April 2017
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I would not have rated this ropeway any better if not for the view of the cherry blossoms it offered. The cabin is small and the ride short. Having said this, it did provided me a convenient ride down to Yoshino Station from Yoshinoyama, easing...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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Reviewed 15 March 2015

You can hike up from the bottom, take a bus, or use the rope-way. You can find the entrance to the ropeway by following the crowds. We normally would walk, but one of us had an injured ankle and we thought this would reduce the...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Reviewed 6 August 2014

When I arrived at the base of Mt Yoshino, at the exit of the railway station, I was expecting to find a ropeway which was taking me up to the mountain. On the contrary it ìs a very short way, which takes a couple of...More

Date of experience: April 2014
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Lynette B
27 January 2019|
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For anyone that is interested, I got the answer I needed from the Nara Travel Guide on 28/1/2019 : Hi Lyn, the Yoshino Ropeway's first service is at 9:20am. During peak cherry blossom season (April 1st through 22nd... More
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kenlongc
2 October 2017|
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The official web site says the cable way is closed for maintenance until 1 March 2018 (?). I write this on 2 February 2019.
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