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Mount Kurodake Car Tour

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Mount Kurodake Car Tour

Looking for a car tour or a chauffeur service to Mt Kurodake? Need a break from the fast paced urban life in Japan and just peacefully enjoy the natural beauty of the wild? Mt Kurodake is the choice! One of the volcanic mountains in the Daisetsuzan National Park, the Mt Kurodake is 1948 meters or 6510 feets from sea level. Hiking is one of the best options to explore the scenic nature in the area, and the Forest Trail is among the most popular. The Forest Trail is an easy route for hikers at all level. Even beginners with no hiking experience find the course manageable because it takes only 15 minutes to complete one way. As a reliable limo company, we focus on providing car tours and chauffeur service to Mt Kurodake for international travelers, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact us.


Van/Chauffeur Service to Mt Kurodake

As a reliable limo and tour company in Hokkaido, we provide private car tours and chauffeured limousine service to Mt Kurodake for international travelers. Whether you are looking for a short Mt Kurodake ski tour or a private chauffeur, you can easily find the most suitable one at an affordable price. Contact our representatives to book our Hokkaido Private Chauffeurs.

The Omoro no Taki Observatory is located at the destination of the trail, and it is one of the best spot to overlook the Daisetsuzan National Park. While in Mt Kurodake, you will find different wildlife additional to the alpine plant flowers. If you are visiting during fall, riding the ropeway or the pair lift will allow you an aerial view of the impressive autumn foliage that turns the whole mountain into orange gold. Either the pair lift or the ropeway will be 30 minutes round trip, and price will be starting at 800 yen and 2400 yen respectively.

If you are visiting in winter, you don't want to miss the Kurodake Ski Resort. Due to the high altitude, Kurodake receives premium snow every year that is best fit for winter activity. The Sounkyo Onsen is the largest and the most famous in the Hokkaido area. Thanks to the superior hot spring water runs freshly from the mountain, the hot spring resort attracts thousands of visitors every year.

Opening Hours: 8:00-16:00 during winter and 6:00-18:00 during summer
Entrance Ticket: 2400 yen round trip (ropeway); 800 yen round trip (chair lift)
Address: Mt. Kurodake, Sounkyo, Kamikawa, Hokkaido
Duration: 2-3 hours

Most Frequently Asked Questions

  • How to get to Mount Kurodake with public transportation?
    Take the JR Sekihoku Main Line and get off at Kamikawa Station. Then take the dohoku bus for 30 minutes. Get off at the Sounkyo station. The destination will be in a 5 minute walk. If you want to get to the top of the mountain, you can ride the Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Ropeway to the 5th station. Continue with a chairlift to the 7th station, then hiking for another 1.7KM to reach the mountain top.
  • What are the open hours for Mount Kurodake?
    Mount Kurodake is open free of admission daily. (1 Jan – 31 Dec; Monday – Sunday)
    Kurodake Ski Resort opens from mid November to early June.
  • What is the best time to visit Mount Kurodake?
    In spring and summer, you can enjoy the scenic landscape and hiking. During autumn foliage, you can enjoy the maple leaves. In winter, you can ski or engage various winter activities. A fun experience is offered anytime you visit Mount Kurodake. Also, Mount Kurodake is famed for the hot springs.
  • What are the open hours for the Daisetsuzan Sounkyo Kurodake Ropeway?
    10/15/19 to 11/30/19: 8:00-16:30
    12/1/19 to 1/5/19: 8:00-16:00
    1/6/20 to 1/31/20: Closed for routine maintenance
    2/1/20 to 3/31/20: 8:00-16:00
  • Are ski equipments available for rent at Kurodake Ski Resort?
    Yes, snowboard, ski boots, ski poles, ski suits, boots, gloves, and other equipments are available for rent.
  • What are other places to see near Mount Kurodake?
    Sounkyo, Ginga Waterfall, Ryuseino Falls, Sounkyo photo museum, Walkway of Momijidani, Ice pavilion, and Garden of the Taisetsu forest are popular tourist attractions.
  • What are the recommended hot spring hotels near the Jigokudani?
    There are many hotels with different level of rating. For hotels with quality and reasonable prices, you can consider:
    Sounkaku Grand Hotel
    Choyoresort Hotel
    Sounkyo Pension Yamanoue
  • Do you provide any half-day or full day trip to Mount Kurodake?
    We do provide half-day or full day trip. However, due to the high demand on tour guides during high season, the price is expensive. Instead, we recommend booking a private transfer service, and we can arrange a driver speaking simple English.
  • How long does it take to drive to Mount Kurodake from Sapporo?
    The total distance is about 200KM. In summer, the driving takes about 3 hours. In winter, the driving takes about 3.5 hour depending on the weather and traffic.
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