Hakone Ropeway

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Hakone Ropeway before the refurbishment, with Mount Fuji in background
The current Hakone Ropeway.
Ōwakudani Station.

The Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロープウェイ Hakone Rōpuwei?) is the name of an aerial lift, as well as its operator. The funitel line links between Sōunzan and Tōgendai via Ōwakudani, all within Hakone, Kanagawa, Japan. The line became funitel in 2002, the second of its kind in the nation, after Hashikurasan Ropeway. It makes a part of the sightseeing route between Odawara and Lake Ashi. The company belongs to the Odakyū Group.

Basic data[edit]

Hakone Ropeway was a single line until 2001. From 2002, it became a system consisted of two distinct sections, although they are still treated as the same line.

Between Sōunzan and Ōwakudani[edit]

  • System:
  • Distance: 1.4 kilometres (0.9 mi)
  • Vertical interval: 281 m (922 ft)
  • Maximum gradient: 25°33′
  • Operational speed: 5.0 m/s
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 18
  • Cabins: 18

Between Ōwakudani and Tōgendai[edit]

  • System:
    • Gondola lift, until 2006
    • Funitel, from 2007
  • Distance: 2.5 kilometres (1.6 mi)
  • Vertical interval: 298 m (978 ft)
  • Maximum gradient: 19°42′
  • Operational speed: 5.0 m/s
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 18
  • Cabins: 30

Stations[edit]

Station name Japanese Total distance Elevation Transfers Location
Sōunzan 早雲山 0.0 km 767 m Hakone Tozan Railway Hakone Tozan Cable Car Hakone, Kanagawa
Ōwakudani 大涌谷 1.2 km 1,044 m
Ubako 姥子 2.4 km 878 m
Tōgendai 桃源台 4.0 km 740 m Hakone Sightseeing Cruise (A cruise line of Lake Ashi.)
A route of Hakone Ropeway.


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Coordinates: 35°14′39.7″N 139°1′8.8″E / 35.244361°N 139.019111°E / 35.244361; 139.019111