A few months back we introduced the Kawaguchiko – Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway Mountaintop Square and the suspended viewing platform located at the top of Mount Tenjo. If walking out onto the suspended platform which juts out from the mountainside at a height of 1,110 meters isn’t thrilling enough for you, how about trying the mountaintop park’s newest addition – Kachi-kachi Yama Superb Viewing Swing.

Transporting visitors in just 2 minutes 20 seconds from Lake Kawaguchiko to Fujimidai Station at a height of 1,075 meters, the ropeway offers one of the most unobstructed panoramic views of Mount Fuji. At the top of the park, visitors are spoiled for choice with a number of viewing spots looking out across the lake towards Japan’s tallest mountain.

Having swung into operation on the 13th of November, the park’s new Kachi-kachi Yama Superb Viewing Swing offers visitors a more interactive type of Mount Fuji viewing. With a burst of leg power, push yourself into the air on this new attraction, and as it reaches its peak height of 3.5 meters (that's on top of the park’s altitude of 1,075 meters), you’ll feel as though you're jumping into an endless Mount Fuji Panorama.

Currently, the tree-lined slopes of Mount Tenjo are dyed in autumnal hues of red and brown. To celebrate the season, why not head up to the top of Kawaguchiko – Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway Mountaintop Square and take in the spectacular scenery from one of their many exhilarating viewing spots.

In addition to the new Kachi-kachi Yama Superb Viewing Swing you can enjoy panoramic views of Mount Fuji and the surrounding area from the park’s ‘Scenic Panoramic Corridor’ stairway, get up and personal with the mountain and the lake from the Kawaguchiko Leisure Boat ‘Tenharu’, or test your courage at the Sengoku Square Superb Viewing Platform.
Furthermore, if you visit the Tanuki Chaya Teahouse, which is also located at the top of the park, you can literally taste the autumn season with some bites from their limited edition menu, which includes Kyoho Grape Softcream (which features an adorable rabbit wafer) and freshly baked sweet potatoes.

Kachi-kachi Yama Superb Viewing Swing

Price: 500 yen per person
Swing opening hours: 10:00 – 11:00, 13:00 – 14:00, 14:30 – 16:00
Tickets: Available from Tanuki Chaya Teahouse at the top of the ropeway

Kawaguchiko – Mt. Fuji Panorama Ropeway Mountaintop Square

Weekdays: 09:30 – 16:00 (last ropeway car down at 16:20)
Weekends and Holidays: 9:30 – 17:00 (last ropeway car down at 17:20)

Adults round-trip fee: 900 yen
Adults one-way fee: 500 yen
Children round-trip fee: 450 yen
Children one-way fee: 250 yen

Location: 1163-1 Asakawa, Fujikawaguchiko-cho, Nantodome-gun, Yamanashi

By - Connie Sceaphierde.