The Shin-Hotaka Ropeway is a unique ropeway in Japan. Its uses double decker gondola cars, which is the first of its kind in Japan. While in the ropeway car you will have great views of the Okuhida Region. Shin-Hotaka Ropeway has one of the largest elevation gains in the country. It rises over 1000 meters along the side of the Hotake Mountain Range. The ropeway is actually made up of two ropeways. The first is a short 200-meter climb on a single-story ropeway from the bus stop to Nabedaira Kogen. Here you will find the Shin-Hotaka Visitors Center, a public bath, restaurants, a gift shop, a small art gallery, hiking trails and the departure point of the double decker ropeway. Nabedaira Kogen is also accessible by car, but there is no bus service.