Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway from Sanroku Station to Chufuku Station
The Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway is a cable car in Sapporo heading up to Mount Moiwa, offering views of the city from above, popular with tourists. To end of my Sapporo trip, I headed up to Mount Moiwa with the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway on my last full day in Sapporo.
From Ropeway-Iriguchi Station on the Sapporo Streetcar Inner Loop, I walked up to Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Sanroku Station.
The Mount Moiwa Shuttle Bus was parked at the car park, not yet in service on the weekday afternoon I was there.
Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Sanroku Station (Base Station)
Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Sanroku Station is easily identifiable by the building itself.
JR Hokkaido Bus 循環円11 (Junkan en 11) serves Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Sanroku Station from Maruyama-Kōen Subway Station, but does not as frequently as the Sapporo Streetcar.
Heading in to Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Sanroku Station.
Heading up to the ticketing level by the elevator.
Sapporo Select (さっぽろセレクト) Course A Ticket
Preparing my Sapporo Select (さっぽろセレクト) Course A Ticket before approaching the ticket counter.
I had bought a Sapporo Select (さっぽろセレクト) Course A Ticket on the first day of my visit to Sapporo when I went to the Sapporo TV Tower. The Sapporo Select Course A Ticket gets me a ride on the Sapporo Mt. Moiwa Ropeway and 2 out of 6 locations available in Course B which includes Okurayama Viewing Lounge Lift, Sapporo TV Tower Observation Deck, Sapporo Hitsujigaoka Observation Hill, Historical Village of Hokkaido, Sapporo Olympic Museum, and Hokkaido Museum.
Heading to the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway ticket counter with my Sapporo Select (さっぽろセレクト) Course A Ticket.
The ticket counter staff tore off the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway stump on the top of my Sapporo Select (さっぽろセレクト) Course A Ticket ticket and exchanged it for the actual Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway ticket.
The queue for the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway is just after the ticket counter.
The timetable of the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway departing from Sanroku Station. I had just missed a departing cable car, but not that I wanted to board last anyway since it wouldn’t get me a good view out.
Free WiFi is available at Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway buildings on Mount Moiwa.
Various rope samples of the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway are on display at Sanroku Station.
Moving forward to the boarding area closer to departure time.
My ticket was stamped upon boarding.
Heading out to the boarding platform.
Boarding the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway.
The interior of the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway.
Hanging straps are available for standees in the centre of the car.
There is a Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway staff on board to operate the doors and announcements.
The builder plate of the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway manufactured by CWA Constructions.
Departing from Sanroku Station.
Heading through Tower 1.
There is a long span following the tower offering unblocked views of the mountain and city.
Looking down at Sapporo city from the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway.
Passing by the opposing cable car heading down.
Snow is forming at the higher parts of the mountain.
Heading through Tower 2.
Approaching Chufuku Station.
Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway Chufuku Station (Middle Station)
Entering the platform slowly.
Stopped at the end of the line at Chufuku Station.
Disembarking from the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway at Chufuku Station.
Looking back at the Sapporo Mount Moiwa Ropeway cable car at Chufuku Station.
Heading in to Chufuku Station.
The path arriving at Chufuku Station leads directly to the queue for the “Morris Car” Mini Cable Car for the next leg up from Chufuku Station to Sancho Station. Chufuku Station means Middle Station, and a ride on the Morris Car is necessary to reach the summit of Mount Moiwa, unless you would like to hike up via the hiking path instead.