Central Alps Senjojiki Cirque

Southern Nagano Area 中央アルプス千畳敷カール

Description

Also called a "kaar", the steep slopes of the Senjojiki Cirque were carved by glaciers some 20,000 years ago. The area's meadows are popular in the summer for their subalpine and alpine wildflowers, as well as in autumn for the fall colors. From the end of September through October, the cirque becomes a colorful tapestry interwoven with the red leaves of the mountain ash trees. This natural paradise is easily accessible thanks to the Komagane Ropeway, Japan's first mountain ropeway. It rises 950 meters over its 2,334 meter length in its duration of a little over 8 minutes.

Contact

Chuo Alps Kanko Co,Ltd.
Tel: 0265-83-3107 / Fax: 0265-83-4537
E-mail: info@chuo-alps.com

Date(s)

Event - Central Alps Opening Ceremony: End of April

Hours

Ropeways: Summer 08:00-17:00 Winter 09:00-16:00

Rate

(Ropeways/Bus fees) Adults - from Suga no Dai : 3,800 yen

from Komagane St. : 4,200 yen

ES - from Suganodai : 1,900 yen

from Komagane St. : 2,200 yen

Seasonal Info

Alpine Flowers: July - August

Location / Access

1st Block, Akaho, Komagane City


By Train:
50 min bus ride from Komagane Station (JR Iida Line) -> ropeway
By Car:
2 km / 3 min from Komagane IC to parking area at Suganodai bus stop. Then 46 min by bus / ropeway.
Note: Parking not available at ropeway station.

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