Hodosan Ropeway

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The Hodosan Ropeway (宝登山ロープウェイ Hodosan Rōpuwei?) is Japanese aerial lift line in Nagatoro, Saitama. This is the only line Hodo Kōgyō (宝登興業?) operates. The company is a subsidiary of Chichibu Railway. Opened in 1961, the line climbs Mount Hodo (宝登山?) of Chichibu Mountains. Cabins used for the line have not refurbished since its opening. Consequently, they are the oldest aerial lift cabins still used in Kantō region. At the summit, the company also operates a small zoo, a plum garden, and a wintersweet garden.

Basic data[edit]

  • System: Aerial tramway, 2 track cables and 1 haulage rope
  • Cable length: 832 m (2,730 ft)
  • Vertical interval: 236 m (774 ft)
  • Maximum gradient: 24°56′
  • Operational speed: 3.6 m/s
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 61
  • Cabins: 2
  • Stations: 2
  • Duration of one-way trip: 5 minutes

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Coordinates: 36°5′28″N 139°5′36.3″E / 36.09111°N 139.093417°E / 36.09111; 139.093417