Admissions & Ticketing

Fares

General Fares Click Here for Coupons

Adult
Round Trip : 1,100 yen
One Way : 600 yen
Child
(Ages 4-12)
Round Trip : 550 yen
One Way : 300 yen

Combo Ticket: includes a round trip ropeway ticket, admission to Toshogu Shrine and the Museum *Combo Tickets are only available at Nihondaira Station (We accept Japanese yen only)

Adult (16 and older):
1,750 yen
Child (Ages 13 to 15):
1,300 yen
Child (Ages 6 to 12):
800 yen

Annual Pass

Price
3,000 yen
*General Fare: Adult One Way 600 yen, Round Trip 1,100 yen
Discount
Admission to the Shrine: 500 yen → 400 yen
Admission to the Museum: 400 yen → 350yen
The Shrine + Museum: 800 yen → 700 yen
Valid Period
A pass is valid for one (1) year from the date of purchase.
Who Can Purchase a Pass
A pass is non-transferable and can only be issued to an individual, not a business.
Where to Purchase
A pass can be purchased at Nihondaira Station and Kunouzan Station

Group Discount: General Group (15 or more) * One (1) person will receive one (1) free complementary ticket (limit six (6) free tickets) for every 50 tickets purchased in one (1) transaction.

Adult
Round Trip : 990 yen
One Way : 540 yen
Child
(Ages 4-12)
Round Trip : 500 yen
One Way : 270 yen

Student Group Discount Nursery School, Kindergarten, Elementary School and Junior High School:
* One (1) teacher/instructor will receive one (1) free complementary ticket for every 30 student tickets purchased.
* Companion parents are included in the total number of students.
High School, Vocational College and University:
One (1) person will receive one (1) free complementary ticket (limit six (6) free tickets) for every 50 tickets purchased in one (1) transaction.

Adult
Round Trip : 880 yen
One Way : 480 yen
Child
(Ages 4-12)
Round Trip : 440 yen
One Way : 240 yen

Tickets for admission to Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine are only available from the Shrine ticketing window. They are NOT available at the Ropeway ticketing window.
Groups of 25 or more are eligible for a group discount fare. Please contact the Toshogu Shrine office for details.

Adult
Shrine Buildings : 500 yen
Museum : 400 yen
Combined Admission : 800 yen
Child
(Ages 6 to 15)
Shrine Buildings : 200 yen
Museum : 150 yen
Combined Admission : 300 yen

Customers Travelling With Pets

All animals must fit entirety within pet carriers during the ropeway ride.

Ropeway Timetable

From Nihondaira Station Departures

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Summer Schedule (Apr. 1 – Oct. 15) Winter Schedule (Oct. 16 – Mar. 31) * The last ropeway gondola of the day departs at 16:00 during the winter schedule.

From Kunouzan Station Departures

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Summer Schedule (Apr. 1 – Oct. 15) Winter Schedule (Oct. 16 – Mar. 31) * The last ropeway gondola of the day departs at 16:15 during the winter schedule.

The ropeway changes its departing schedule to every 5 minutes when experiencing heavy passenger volume. Please note that gondolas may leave earlier than the regularly scheduled time when this occurs. The ropeway may also run on a special time table during peak seasons and holidays.

Bus Schedule

Please refer to the Shizutetsu Justline website for details.

From JR Shizuoka Station bound for Nihondaira Ropeway

Bus Stop No. 11, Duration 35 min., Bus No. 42, Fare 580 yen

From Nihondaira Ropeway bound for JR Shizuoka Station

Duration 35 min., Bus No. 42, Fare 580 yen

From Kunoyama-shita bound for JR Shimizu Station

*Busses depart from the south exit at East Shizuoka Station (bound for the Nihondaira Zoo and Prefectural Museum)

Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine

Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine
History of Kunouzan

Kunouzan is believed to be named after the founder Kuno Tadahito, who established a temple dedicated to Kannon-Bosatsu, during the time of Emperor Suiko (circa 600 A.D.) The temple was named Hodaraku-san Kuno-ji Temple.

Kuno-ji Temple was once a flourishing complex consisting of over 330 buildings attracting many famous Buddhist monks including Gyoki. However, this ended due to a fire at the base of the mountain around 1225 (circa Karoku 2-3). Nothing remains of the original complex.

In 1568 (Eiroku 11), Kuno-ji Temple was moved to Kitayabe (now Tesshu-ji Temple in Shimizu Ward, Shizuoka City) by an order of Takeda Shingen after he learned the terrain of Kunouzan was impregnable. A castle was build atop Kunouzan and was named Kuno-jo Castle.

After ousting Takeda in 1582 (Tensho 11), Kunouzan and all lands within Suruga-no-kuni (now Shizuoka Prefecture) became possessions of the Tokugawa clan.

Although the castle fell into disrepair after Lord Ieyasu’s death on April 17th 1616 (Genna 2), Toshogu Shrine was built and still remains to the present day.

Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine

Tokugawa Ieyasu, the deity of the Toshogu Shrine, was born on December 26th 1542 (Tembun 11) in Okazaki Castle in Mikawa-no-kuni (now Aichi Prefecture). He was sent as a political hostage to secure an alliance during the Warring States period, or Sengoku period. He successfully overcame his hardships from spending his childhood as a hostage. He assumed the title of Seiidaishogun (barbarian-subduing generalissimo). Under his rule, Japan recovered quickly from the turmoil of the warfare. The era of peace had begun with evolving industrial, academic and cultural growth.

Lord Ieyasu spent his later years at Sumpu-jo Castle in Suruga-no-kuni (now Shizuoka Prefecture). He passed on April 17th, 1616 (Genna 2) at the age of 75. On his deathbed, Lord Ieyasu ordered his retainers to bury his remains in Kunouzan, and his remains were entombed according to his will. The 2nd Shogun, Lord Hidetada, appointed Nakai Masakiyo as principal architect and master builder to construct a shrine to worship Lord Ieyasu. The construction began in May of 1616 and the Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine was completed 19 months later.

The shaden (shrine buildings), are built in the Gongen-zukuri style using Edo Period state-of-the-art architectural and art techniques. The main shrine building is the model used for all Toshogu Shrines, including the one in Nikko City, Tochigi Prefecture. The construction of the shrine was conducted by the principal architect, Nakai Masakiyo, who built historically significant structures including Nagoya-jo Castle (a Designated Special Historic Site), Ninna-ji Temple (an Important Cultural Property) and Nijo-jo Castle (a National Treasure and World Heritage Site). Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine has been designated a National Treasure since 2010 as Nakai’s last masterpiece.

400 Years of History: Suruga-no-Kuni’s Kunozan Toshogu Shrine Comes to Life

The major restoration of Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine’s buildings has finally been completed.

The vibrant colors and state-of-the-art techniques of the Edo Period will take you back in time. With your own eyes, experience the excellent works and heritage of those who came before us.

Kunouzan Toshogu Shrine

Getting Here

Directions to Nihondaira Ropeway

Using car navigation: enter our phone number

054-334-2026

Driving from East
Driving from East Take Tomei Expressway Nagoya bound and exit at Shimizu IC. Then take Shimizu Nihondaira Parkway to Nihondaira Ropeway.
Approx. driving time: 30 min. from the IC exit.
Driving from West
Take Tomei Expressway or Shin-Tomei Expressway Tokyo bound and exit at Tomei Shizuoka IC or Shin-Tomei Shizuoka IC. Then take Shizuoka Nihondaira Parkway to Nihondaira Ropeway.
Approx. driving time: 30 min. from the IC exit.
Bus
Take a Shizutetsu Justline Bus says “日本平ロープウェイ(Nihondaira Ropeway)” from JR Shizuoka Station North Exit. Get off at the last stop. Click here for the bus timetable
Approx. travel time: 40 min.
Taxi
From JR Shizuoka Station to Nihondaira Ropeway
Fare: Approx. 4,200 yen
Time: Approx. 30 min.
From JR Higashi-Shizuoka Station, Kusanagi Station and Shimizu Station to Nihondaira Ropeway
Fare: Approx. 3,300 yen
Time: 20 min.

Directions from Mt. Fuji Shizuoka Airport

  • Take a Shizutetsu Justline Bus to JR Shimada Station (approx. 25 min.)
    From JR Shimada Station, take a JR to JR Shizuoka Station (approx. 46 min.)
  • Take a Shizutetsu Justline Bus to JR Shizuoka Station (approx. 54 min.)

From JR Shizuoka Station, take either a Shizutetsu Justline Bus or taxi.