We only have to look out the big picture windows from the breakfast buffet to know we don't have to go far to see snow. But, we're tourists and that means taking all available cable cars if one happens to be draped over a mountain or gorge somewhere. Conveniently there's one here in Sounkyo - the Sounkyo Ropeway.
We're not exactly sure where it is so we punch the phone number for the ropeway into the GPS and we start the drive. After about 10 seconds Miss Sultry GPS tells us our destination is 500 metres away. So this will be a short drive.