Senjojiki Cirque(千畳敷カール) is a popular alpine landscape in Komagane city. There are many kinds of alpine wildflowers, alpine animal. In the summer season, there is a field of a flower as far as the eye can see. Kenga-ike Pond is a popular photo spot. Let’s try to take a photo that mountain is reflected in the pond. Actually, this place is easily accessible for using the Komagane Ropeway. This is Japan’s oldest ropeway. We can rise 950 meters to 2,334 meters while 8 minutes. A climbing beginner doesn’t have to worry to visit cirque.
Senjojiki Cirque has an only one-week point. This place is not good access from Tokyo. Especially, you go to hard by train. We recommend using a highway bus from Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal (Basuta Shinjuku) to Komagane Interchange. After you arrive at Komagane Interchange, you should go to Suganodaira Bus Center. Form Suganodaira Bus Center, you can get a bus on a regular route to the ropeway station.
SENJOJIKI CIRQUE MAP
SENZJOJIKI CIRQUE TRIPADVISOR
POINTS TO ENJOY SENJOJIKI CIRQUE
The start from Suga no Dai Bus center
All Visitor need to get a ticket from Suga no Dai Bus center to Shirabi-Daira station of a ropeway. There are only two buses each hour. Let’s line up ropeway as soon as after you get the ticket.
The above is Shirabi-Daira station. This station is a start place of the ropeway to Senhohiki Cirque. There are also only two buses each hour. A landscape from inside the ropeway is beautiful.
After to arrive Senjojiki Cirque at an altitude of 2000m
We arrive at the highest station “Senjojiki Station” in Japan after a ropeway time is about 7 minutes. This picture was taken on a cloudy day, but we could look at the city of Komagane city.
We went to late October, already some part was a snow-capped peak. Senjohiki Cirque is a magnificent and beautiful place. We impressed by the beauty of the rock surface when we looked at it near.
There is a walking road in the Senjojiki Cirque. The goal spot is Komagatake Shrine that is a mountain worship’s shrine.
2612 CAFE AT CCHUO ALPS SENJOJIKI
Visitor can drink coffee and juice that is made by Nagano’s fruits and eat croissant of Shinshu salmon at 2612 cafe. “2612” is the height above sea level of the Senjojiki hotel.
RESTAURANT OF HOTEL SENJOJIKI
Hotel Senjojiki Restaurant provides a delicious Nagano’s pork dishes and Sauce Katsudon which is the special product in Komagane city.
Above is “Hoshizora (Starry Sky) Beef Curry”. Senjojiki Cirque is well known as a beautiful starry sky place.
Above is “Nabeyaki Udon”. Udon noodles with mushrooms and tempura. Mushroom is well known in Nagano.
TO BE CAREFUL OF SENJOJIKI CIRQUE
The best season is while late September to early October. However, the best season is changed by the weather each year. For example, in 2018, the best season was middle September to late September.
The below data is an average temperature in Senjojiki cirque.
August: min 6℃ max 17℃
September: min 2℃ max 13℃
October: min -5℃ max 7℃
If you go to in the autumn leaves season, you need to take a jacket. And if you walk in the morning, you should wear the same wears winter season.