Mie Prefecture Mt. Gozaisho

Mt. Gozaisho Dake Peak on Gozaisho Ropeway & Yunoyama Spa

Mt. Gozaisho is the highest peak in the Suzuka range. An aerial rope-way allows visitors to climb to the peak from Yunoyama onsen (hot spring spa), at the foot of the mountain. Mt. Gozaisho-Dake is noted for its splendid autumn colors, which can be viewed from the facilities at the summit.

Mountain trail of Mt. Gozaisho
Mountain trail of Mt. Gozaisho

The visitor will also find the Antelope Center, featuring antelope from around the world. Yunoyama Spa is a great place to relax and unwind, once you have returned from the mountain.

Rock that does not fall at Gozaisho
Rock that does not fall at Gozaisho

In Spring five-leaf azaleas in full bloom. Summer changes with a different world where even red dragonflies go to escape the heat. In Winter frost is covered trees that shine white and silver and Autumn Mt. Gozaisho changes with gorgeous-looking autumn leaves.

Autumn leaves seen from the ropeway
Autumn leaves seen from the ropeway

During the Autumn months, the rhododendron trees that cover Mt. Gozaisho change from green to an impressive array of colors including red, orange and yellow. As this transformation occurs leaf by leaf, branch by branch, Mt. Gozaisho bursts into a symphony of color. The leaves begin to change at the summit during mid-October, and the display of colors reaches Yunoyama Onsen (Hot springs) at the base around late-November, so you have plenty of time to enjoy the fall foliage at Mt. Gozaisho.

Gozaisho Ropeway (Cable Car) and Ski Resort

Autumn leaves seen from the Gozaisho ropeway
Autumn leaves seen from the Gozaisho ropeway

This ropeway connects the Yunoyama Hot Springs and the summit of Mt. Gozaisho, which rises 1212 meters above sea level. Each season offers a different spectacular experience on the ropeway. Spring brings new greenery and blooming flowers.

Mitaki River upstream Oishi Park
Mitaki River upstream Oishi Park

During the summer, the summit of Mt. Gozaisho boasts temperatures up to 10 degrees cooler than those at the base and red dragonflies that seem to dance in the air. During the winter months, you can marvel at the frost covered evergreens while hitting the slopes at Mt. Gozaisho’s ski area.

Gozaisho Ropeway In Winter
Gozaisho Ropeway In Winter

There is Summit of Mt. Gozaisho – a sign has been placed on the summit of Mt. Gozaisho that reads, “Elevation: 1,212m.” From Choyodai Observatory there is a view of the city of Nagoya, Chubu International Airport, and the northern Alps in the distance.

Mt. Gozaisho Tree In Winter
Mt. Gozaisho Tree In Winter

Fujimi-iwa Observatory is a platform that was given this name because there is a view of Mt. Fuji when the weather is clear. There is also Ontake Shrine and Restaurant Azalea where visitors can take in the view while eating. There are many kinds of events.

Image showing: Choyodai Observatory and Fujimi-iwa Observatory

Gozaisho Ropeway Entrance Fees (Yunoyamaonsen Station – Sanjokoen Station) Adult (Jr. High School and Older): Round Trip 2100 yen, One-way 1200 yen

Child (4yrs. old-Elem.School): Round Trip 1050 yen, One-way 600 yen

Business Hours (Gondoras depart every 1 minites) April-September: 9:00 – 17:00 (Last gondola 17:20)

October-March: 9:00 – 16:00 (Last gondola 16:20)

Getting There:

By Train
From Kintetsu Yunoyama-Onsen Station, take the Mie-Kotsu Bus for approximately 10 minutes, exit at the Sanko Yunoyama-Onsen bus stop, and then walk for 10 minutes.

By Bus:
The Yokkaichi Junction of the Higashi Meihan Expressway for approximately 30 minutes.

Contact Information for Mt. Gozaisho Dake/Yunoyama Spa/Gozaisho Ropeway

Komono Town (Komono-cho) Tourist Association

2256 Komono, Komono town (Komono-cho), Mie District (Mie-gun), Mie Prefecture (Mie-ken) 510-1233, Japan [lat:35.013663,lng:136.503055] Tel: 0593-94-0050 Fax: 0593-94-0779

Komono Tourism Official Website: http://www.kanko-komono.com/

Contact – Gozaisho Ropeway and Ski Resort

8625 Komono, Komono town (Komono-cho), Mie District, Mie Prefecture 510-1233, Japan Tel: 059-392-2261 Fax: 059-392-2526

Website: http://www.gozaisho.co.jp/

Contact – Oyado Onsen / Yunoyama onsen (hot spring spa) and Ryokan (Japanese inn)

Yunoyama Onsen Kyokai (Yunoyama onsen Association) Tel: 059-392-2115

Website: http://www.yunoyama-onsen.com/

Contact – Sikanoyu Hotel Tel: 059-392-3141 Fax: 059-392-2207

Website: http://www.sikanoyu.co.jp/

Contact – Kotobuki Tei Hotel Kotobuki Tei Hotel was founded in 1910, and is thus a long-established Japanese inn soon approaching its 100th anniversary. There are also Japanese garden, which protects a pond in which numerous carp elegantly swim. 8585 Komono, Komono-cho, Mie-gun, Mie-ken, Japan Tel: 059-392-2131 Fax: 059-392-2918

Website: http://www.kotobukitei.co.jp/

Other Hotels Contact: Green Hotel, Tel: 059-392-3111 Hôtel de horse chestnut, Tel: 059-392-3210 Hotels bath of deer, Tel: 059-392-3141

Kataoka hot spring, Tel: 059-394-1511

Komono Town Government Website: http://www.town.komono.mie.jp/life_easier/En/index.html