The view from Mount Daishi at the top of Kinosaki Ropeway was awarded one star in the Michelin Green Guide Japan as a spectacular view.

Midway up the ropeway at the intermediate station, is the patron temple of Kinosaki Onsen, Onsenji Temple.

When Kinosaki Onsen was first established, it was a well-known rule that one must first travel up the mountain to the Onsenji Temple before entering any of the hot springs.

Here they had to learn the proper method of entering the hot springs, pray for permission and received a special ladle to be used in the hot springs.

Scenic View

The observation deck offers a Michelin-rated panoramic view over the town as well as out onto the Maruyama River and Sea of Japan.

Onsenji Temple

This ancient temple was built in 738. At the foot of the mountain is the temple gate and Yakushido hall, while the main temple is located at the ropeway’s middle station.


There is a hiking course from the foot of the temple gate leading up to the main temple located at the middle station of the ropeway. The hike takes about 20 minutes.

Disc Throwing

The goal is to hit the target with your clay discs. They say if you are able to hit the target, then your wishes will come true.


Business Hours
Open from 9:10am to 4:50pm Mon.-Sun.

Last ride up is at 4:30pm. Last ride down is at 4:50pm and 5:10pm.
Holidays / Closed
Second and fourth Thursday of the month
0796-32-2530 (Japanese Only)
806 Yushima, Kinosaki-cho, Toyooka, Hyogo Prefecture
Average Price Range
Round trip to summit 1200 yen adults, 600 yen children
Round trip to middle station 750 yen adults, 370 yen children
3/4 ticket (walk from base to middle station): 1000 yen adults, 500 yen children
Language Support
Limited availability of English speaking staff