SORA terrace

SORA terrace, Yamanouchi-machi: Address, Phone Number, SORA terrace Reviews: 4/5

SORA terrace is where you can see Sea Clouds. 166 people ropeway takes you up to the Top of Mt.RYUOO. The view from altitude 1,770m is splendid.
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Very good

Singapore, Singapore8 contributions
From watching an episode of NHK's Japan Hour in 2018 to visiting Sora Terrace in Dec 2019
Dec 2019
Sometime in 2018, there was an episode in NHK's Japan Hour which had 2 TV hosts showing how they waited for the sea of clouds to come in at Sora Terrace. My family was totally awed by the amazing scenery in this TV episode.
I started researching on how to get to Sora Terrace from Tokyo. Although I was inexperienced in planning my own itinerary and transport in Japan, I went ahead with my draft plan, from taking a shinkansen from Hamamasutcho JR station to Nagano Dentetsu station, and to Yudanaka station.
Our wonderful and kind hosts at Hotel Housei learnt of our desire to visit Sora Terrace and made our dream come true, by giving us a lift to this fairyland.
Standing at the viewing gallery bearing the words 'Shiga Kogen' next to a wind vane, we stood spellbound for hours. Although we didn't get to see a sea of clouds that afternoon-evening due to the weather, we managed to see the mountains in front of us. It was surreal.
The snow in front of Sora Terrace cafe was very thick, clean and my family spent many hours walking up and down the snowy slopes, watching people skiing nearby and taking in all the experiences using our 5 senses.
Sora Terrace is not just a tourist attraction. It is heaven on Earth.
We hope to be back again one day, so that we can stay more days in order to catch the higher than 64% of witnessing the sea of clouds floating into Sora Terrace.
Written 19 March 2020
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