Tairyuji Ropeway 太龍寺ロープウェイ
Ride one of Japan's longest ropeways over the wilderness to a remote temple
Make your way up to Tairyuji Temple via the Tairyuji Ropeway, one of Japan's longest ropeways. Discover the beauty of Tokushima's mountains and forests as the ropeway ascends to a mountain ridge offering unrivaled views of Tokushima.
This is the longest ropeway in western Japan
The ropeway car can carry 101 passengers
The trip to the top takes only 10 minutes
How to Get There
From Tokushima Station, take the Tokushima Bus and get off at the stop for Wajiki-higashi. From there, the ropeway is a 15-minute walk.
The best way to reach Tairyuji Temple
Located in the small town of Wajiki in the Naka district of Tokushima on the island of Shikoku , the Tairyuji Ropeway is the longest ropeway in western Japan. It was built primarily to provide access to the mountain ridge that is home to Tairyuji Temple, the 21st temple on the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage circuit.
Fantastic views of Tokushima
As the ropeway car ascends toward Tairyuji Temple, you can take in fantastic views of the Naka River below and its picturesque, rural scenery.
Once at the top, visit the peaceful mountain environs of Tairyuji Temple and appreciate the serenity of its protected wilderness. Take some time to stroll along the ridge that leads to the statue of monk Kobo Daishi (also known as Kukai). On a clear day, the ocean will be visible on the horizon.
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