After the shuttle bus, it was time to purchase my ticket! It cost 1700 Yen for a return ticket. Going up and back down will consists of 2 separate ropeway journeys, so in total you get enter a ropeway carriage 4 times! When you get to the midway station, it will take you to a lovely gift shop!! Whilst going up, it was pretty busy and the carriage became very packed. The view out the window was very beautiful and I simply love going up to high places and over-seeing cities and towns. Also, there is an Ainu section that introduces the culture to those who are interested in history and artifacts.