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.
There are two types of tickets (up to the Onsen temple or to the top). We shall go to the observatory on the top.
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.
Closed on 2nd & 4th Thursdays (open during the holidays)
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
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.
TOMORROW by Mayo Okamoto
Year Released: 1995
A popular solo singer from the mid 90’s. Its catchy melody would cheer people up.
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.
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.
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.