Ski lifts aren’t the only way to make your ascent of Japan's mountains; some resorts have cable cars that will ferry you up the peaks. Once you reach the top, you can take in stunning panoramic views of Japan’s winter landscapes.
Cable cars are a fun and hassle-free form of snow travel and great for all ages and fitness levels. In particular, Shinhotaka Ropeway is Japan's only two-story cable car and it ferries visitors to sweeping vistas at elevations above 2,000 meters. The super-sized aerial tramway at Yuzawa Kogen is one of the biggest in the world, with enough space to fit 166 people. The top station of Komagatake Ropeway, the highest in Japan, provides views of Mt. Fuji and the surrounding Southern Alps.