Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Hi there. It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. I would like to share our day at Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway (Cable Car) takes you to the top of the mountain where the entire Kinosaki onsen town can be viewed. It is available every 20 minutes, so you don’t really need to worry about time schedule.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

There are two types of tickets (up to the Onsen temple or to the top). We shall go to the observatory on the top.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

It’s just a 10-minute ride. If you plan on stopping in the middle (Onsen temple), it should be on the way going down in case it gets crowded.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Amazing View of Kinosaki

Alrighty, here we come. I can see Kinosaki onsen town, mountains and the nature.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

I suppose this is a similar stuff we saw in Miyazaki Udo Jingu Shrine that you throw rocks through the hoop for good luck, etc.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Oh hey there’s a play park over there. Why don’t you join us working out? Heh heh.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

There’s a cafe as well. You can have a seat and chill out with drinks or some food.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

Onsen Temple

We took a cable car down to the Onsen temple. Entry is allowed with some donation. If you got time, go check what’s in there.

Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway in Toyooka City

 

OK, let’s call it a day.

 

Information

Name Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway
Access

806-1 Kinosakichō Yushima, Toyooka-shi, Hyōgo-ken

Business Hours Closed on 2nd & 4th Thursdays (open during the holidays)
Admission To the summit station (Round-trip)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 900
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 450Onsen Temple to the Train Station (Round-trip)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 560
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 280

To the summit station (One-way)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 460
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 240

Onsen Temple to the Train Station (One-way)
Adult (junior high school students or more) ¥ 290
Children (more than 6 years old) ¥ 140

Contact 0796-32-2530
Website https://www.kinosaki-ropeway.jp/

Lastly

How do you find it? It’s interesting to look through where you are from above and we end up realizing it’s a small world after all.

See you around!

Top 10 Popular Japanese Cheering Song (応援ソング)

Hi there! It’s Mr. Wada back on duty. When you are down, challenging something, or even getting in trouble, cheering songs would always be by side to support people. I would like to introduce popular ones below.

Top 10 Popular Japanese Cheering Song (応援ソング)

Yume wo Akiramenaide (夢をあきらめないで) by Takako Okamura

Year Released: 1987

A classic don’t-give-up song from the early 90’s by a solo singer. Sounds nostalgic but its beautiful melody never ages.

 

Runner by BAKUFU-SLUMP

Year Released: 1988

A rock band from the 80’s. As the title says, it is for runners. Sounds very passionate.

 

Ai wa Katsu (愛は勝つ) by KAN

Year Released: 1990

Generally speaking one of one hit wonders from the early 90’s but this song remains in Japanese cheering song history.

 

Sore ga Daiji (それが大事) by Daiji Man Brothers Band

Year Released: 1991

Another one hit wonder form the early 90’s. We’d sing it at sports events.

 

Makenaide (負けないで) by ZARD

Year Released: 1993

A popular solo singer from the 90’s through 2000’s. It was already classic but a tragic death of her in 2007 made this song very special and she became a legend.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH3WgThZuVE

 

TOMORROW by Mayo Okamoto

Year Released: 1995

A popular solo singer from the mid 90’s. Its catchy melody would cheer people up.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HM6UsWq9brA

 

Guts daze (ガッツだぜ!!) by Ulfuls

Year Released: 1996

A song by Ulfuls, very funky and pop.

 

Ashita ga Arusa (明日があるさ) by Ulfuls

Year Released: 2001

Another song by Ulfuls. This song was originally released in 1963 by Kyu Sakamoto who also sang Sukiyaki, and covered by this band in 2001. Sales wasn’t huge but it has become another classic cheering song.

 

Eiko no Kakehashi (栄光の架橋) by Yuzu

Year Released: 2004

After it was introduced on NHK during the Athens Olympics, it became an Olympic song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lc2Ad22tEas

 

Nando demo (何度でも) by DREAMS COME TRUE

Year Released: 2005

It was just a semi-hit song released in 2005, but has been one of their most popular songs especially after disasters, it is now even one of top cheering songs of all.

 

Lastly

How do you find it? Power of music is like the sky’s limit, isn’t it? What song(s) helps when you are down? Share your thoughts in comment.

See you around!