【SCENIC GONDOLA】5 Tips for Enjoying the Mountains
STUNNING 360° VIEWS
Hanazono's gondolas are not just for winter! Take an aerial ride up the mountains on Summer Gondola to explore all the fun at Mt. Niseko Annupuri. At the summit station, visitors can enjoy a 360-degree panoramic view of Mt. Yotei (elevation: 1989 m), which closely resembles Mt. Fuji; Mt. Yoichi (elevation: 1488 m), which straddles Akaigawa Village and Sapporo; and Mt. Muine (elevation: 1464 m), which straddles Sapporo and Kyogoku.
Hanazono Summer Gondola, with its large, open windows, is fully furnished with leather seats for eight passengers, and a suspension system that provides a quiet and comfortable ride in the air. （10-seater in winter）Take a 6-minute journey from an elevation of 308m to 658m!
5 Tips for Enjoying the Mountains
1 Take photogenic photos
Once you reach the top station, disembark for awe-inspiring views in every direction. You are sure to get some beautiful shots of the mountains and the wildlife.
On a clear day, you can clearly see Mt. Yotei and Mt. Niseko Annupuri. The scenery, Landscapes that change their expressions depending on the weather and the seasons are one of the charms of nature.
Don't forget to take a picture sitting on the grass rolls lying around!
2 Go on a picnic
Have a picnic surrounded by magnificent scenery!
There are benches and tables so you can spread out your lunch or drink and take a break.
Suddenly feel like going on a picnic? Don't worry, you can rent a "picnic set" at Cafe Hanazono 308 at the foot of the mountain. The coffee included in the set is original from SPROUT, a popular coffee shop in the Niseko area! If you rent this set, you can grind coffee from beans on the mountain and enjoy it.
No need to prepare anything in advance! Just go to the cafe and they will put a coffee set for two or three people in a pretty basket, and you just take that basket with you on the gondola. Of course, the beans, hot water, and cups are all included. For first-time coffee grinders, a how-to memo is attached, so it will be a good memory to make coffee with your friends while checking it.
The aroma of freshly ground coffee spreading through the air is a moment of bliss. Coffee tasted in the midst of nature is a true delight! If you come to Niseko, try a ”mountain coffee".
We also offer many other takeout items! SPROUT original coffee, special lemonade and chocolate drinks that are great for children, and so many other drinks to choose from! Soft serve ice cream and coffee floats are also recommended.
Take Away Summer Afternoon Tea
Summer Afternoon Tea by Park Hyatt Niseko Hanazono featuring the exquisite delights of Pierre Herme Paris is now available as a take-away set!
3 Just relax
Hammock tents and hanging chairs are hung for relaxation. You may fall asleep in the cozy atmosphere. Bring your favorite book and enjoy reading time!
4 Go hiking
You will also find a handful of hiking trailheads to explore Mt. Niseko Annupuri or Kagami-numa Marsh. Kagami-numa, which gets its name from the reflection of the surrounding scenery in the mirror-like surface of the water, is especially recommended on a sunny day when there is no wind. A beautiful scenic reward awaits those who make it there on foot.
- Hanazono to Kagami-numa Marsh Approx. 30 min. on foot
- Hanazono to Top of Niseko Annupuri Approx. 2 hrs. on foot
5 See one of the world's largest ziplines
HANAZONO ZIPFLIGHT" is a very popular activity in Niseko. If you want to see the moment of flying at the maximum speed of 110km/h up close or want to take pictures of your friends and family joining the activity, please take the gondola to the top station. There is a place to take pictures of the mountains and the zipline together, making it the best spot to shoot zip lines. Or want to see how high the thrilling Mach 3, the longest zip line in Japan, starts?
Summer Gondola Basic Information
- Dates of Operation April 29 - October 15
- Operation Time 9:00am - 4:00pm（last ride）
- Duration 6 minutes One Way
- Pricing Adult ¥1,800, Child ¥900 (Free for 5 and under) , Pets ¥500
＊Walk-in only. Please purchase tickets at Hanazono 308 activity desk on the day of your visit.
＊Operation may be suspended in case of bad weather.
Take your furry friend on our summer gondola ride!
Once on top, you can explore the mountain with your leashed pet on one of the many scenic hiking trails.