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Mount Moiwa

MoiwayamaMount Moiwa ("Moiwayama" in Japanese) is located about 7 km south-southwest of central Sapporo.
It is 531 meters high.

It is covered with deep forest, and rich nature remains although it is close to the big city.
The view on the top is very wonderful, so it is one of the popular observatory in Sapporo.

You can go up to mountain with the ropeway.
(From April 2010 to the autumn in 2011, the renovation work is undergone. So you cannot use this ropeway.)
The observatory on the top is located about 0.3 km west of the station of the ropeway.
So shuttle bus is operared.
In winter, snowmobile is operated instead of bus.

On the top, there is a observatory with restaurant and souvenir shop.

Additionary, there is a toll road for car from south of the mountain to the top, but it is closed in winter.

Mt.Moiwa Ropeway : Page in Sapporo Developement Corporation Inc. official website

How to get to here

By subway and route bus

  1. Get off at subway station "Maruyama koen" on Tozai line.
  2. Then, by route bus, about 10 minutes to "Jikeikai-mae".
  3. After about 20 minutes walk, you reach the ropeway station.

By streetcar

  1. From Susukino to Ropeway-iriguchi stop, about 25 minutes.
  2. After about 10 minutes walk, you reach the ropeway station.

Mount Moiwa Ropeway
Snowmobile A view from the observatory
Evening view of Sapporo city
All photos by Sapporo City

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