It is open 365 days of the year and at certain times of the year during the peaks seasons of Spring and Autumn extensive waiting periods can be observed, sometimes up to 2 or 3 hours as people are desperate to see the spring cherry blossoms and Autumn foliage change. However summer and winter are quite reasonable and it's more a matter of minutes and not hours needed at these times of the year. This is the way I like it and on this particular day which was a weekday (weekends can be horrendous) in no time at all we were allowed a great standing position on the ropeway to get the sight and pictures that we desired.
This visit was my first to use the actual Ropeway as i usually prefer to climb the mountain but in order to get the photos I desired i took advantage of the fabulous service available to the public. All I can say is that i wasn't disappointed with my decision, the views and its proximity to nature are second to none resulting in some of the best pictures I have taken. Please check them out!
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To the top of the mountain