Mount Moiwa-yama

Travel Guide - Mount Moiwa-yama

Information

Located at 4.7 kilometers southwest of JR Sapporo Station, Mt.
Moiwa-yama is an ideal hiking and skiing ground for the citizens.
There is a observation deck, restaurant, and planetarium on top of the 531 meters high mountain.
You can get there on foot or by the ropeway and cable car that runs from the foot of mountain.

Mt.
Moiwa-yama was a sanctuary of Ainu, the indigenous people of Hokkaido, and was called "Lookout platform" by them.
As the name suggests, you can enjoy the panoramic view of Sapporo city and the vicinity from the top of the mountain.

Opening Hours

  • Ropeway and Cable car: 10:30 - 21:30 (mid-April - November)
  • Ropeway and Cable car: 11:00 - 20:30 (December - mid-April)

Closed

  • Ropeway and Cable car: Several days in November for maintenance

Access / Public Transport

  • 8 minutes walk from Ropeway-iriguchi Station on the Sapporo Shiden (Free shuttle bus is also available). Take the ropeway from Moiwa-Sanroku Station, then transfer to the cable car at Moiwa-Chufuku Station.

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