One of 3 Major Night Views in Summer and Skiing in Winter Can Be Enjoyed -Mt. Tenguyama in Otaru-
April 22nd, 2017
Mt. Tenguyama (天狗山) is a ski resort with about 533 m in height and is located in the southwest of Otaru city. There is a ropeway station with a roof top observatory on the mountainside, and visitors can look over Otaru city and Gulf of Ishikari (石狩湾). A night view from Mt. Tenguyama is especially famous and is one of three major night views with Mt. Hakodateyama (函館山) and Mt. Moiwayama (藻岩山) in Hokkaido. It takes about 4 minutes from the foot of the mountain to the mountainside by the ropeway. There is a restraunt at the ropeway station, so the visitors can enjoy dishes and the view. In a summer, tourists can visit the mountaintop by their cars. But a mountain road is difference with the road to the ski resort.
In a winter, the Mt. Tenguyama changes to the ski resort. There are 6 ski courses, 1 ropeway and 3 ski lifts in total. As for the ropeway, unlike the ordinary ski resorts in Hokkaido, skiers and snowboarders must bring their skis and snowboards with their hands. Of course, ordinary tourists as well as the skiers can use the ropeway.
There are the restraunt, Otaru Ski Museum (小樽スキー博物館) and Tengu-no-Yakata room (天狗の館) at the ropeway station on the mountainside. The Otaru Ski Museum and the Tengu-no-Yakata room are free of charge. Tenguyama Shinto Shrine (天狗山神社) has been built near the ropeway station, and Sarutahiko-no-kami (猿田彦大神) is enshrined.
Tenguyama Ski Resort Can Be Watched on Youtube
|Ropeway fee||One‐way ticket Adult: JPY 680, Child: JPY 340.
Round‐trip ticket Adult: JPY 1020, Child: JPY 520.
|Parking lot||Parking is provided (150 Cars)|
|Regular closing day||Open all year round|
|Home page||Home page is here|
|Mapcode||164 626 140*83|
Refer to following websites for the accommodations around Mt. Tenguyama.
|Otaru Guest House(小樽ゲストハウス)||
|Otaru Villa Mount Tengu(小樽ヴィラマウンテング)|
|Otaru Tenguyama Honkan(小樽天狗山 本館)||
|Otaru Tenguyama Sanrokukan(小樽天狗山 山麓館)|
|emina backpackers(えみな バックパッカーズ)|
A page of Otaru is here