Measuring 676 m long, Kinosaki Onsen Ropeway takes you from Kinosaki Onsen Station, through Onsenji Temple, to the terminal station, Daishi summit station. It takes approx. 7 min to reach the summit. At the Onsenji station in the middle, you can visit "Onsenji temple" where the Buddhist statue of the Goddess of Mercy stands. In fact, this statue is recognized as Japan's important cultural property. At the Daishi summit station, you can enjoy the view of the hot spring city of Kinosaki Onsen and Sea of Japan. In addition, there are many facilities, including a cafe where you can taste Japanese sweets.
The view from the summit received one Michelin star!
At the Daishi summit station, there is an observatory deck where you can look over the hot spring city of Kinosaki Onsen and Sea of Japan. In fact, the view from this place received one star in the Michelin Green Guide. Enjoy the beautiful view that changes its appearance in each season.
（Source：Mr.定時 / PIXTA）
Stop by at Onsenji station
It is rare that a ropeway stops in the middle of its way. On this ropeway, you can get off at Onsenji Station to visit the 1300-year-old main hall of Onsenji temple which is chosen as Japan's important cultural property. As you go through the gate of the ropeway station, don't be surprised to see a statue of Buddha in front of the station. Next to the temple, Kinosaki Museum is situated. You should definitely drop by at this station.
Relax at Yakushi Pocket Park
Near the ropeway station, a foot bath is situated in Yakushi Pocket Park. In addition, you can also enjoy hot spring eggs, original coffee, local beer, seasonal gelato after taking a foot bath at "Kinosaki Gelato Cafe" nearby.
（Source：SHIRO / PIXTA）