Kintetsu Nishi-Shigi Cable Line

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Nishi-Shigi Cable funicular

The Nishi-Shigi Cable (西信貴ケーブル Nishi-Shigi Kēburu?), officially the Nishi-Shigi Cable Line (西信貴鋼索線 Nishi-Shigi Kōsaku-sen?, "West Shigi Cable Line") is Japanese funicular line in Yao, Osaka, operated by Kintetsu. The line, opened in 1930, makes a route to Chōgo Sonshi-ji temple on Mount Shigi. As the line name suggests, there once was Higashi-Shigi Cable Line (東信貴鋼索線 Higashi-Shigi Kōsaku-sen?, "East Shigi Cable Line") as well. However, the eastern line was closed in 1983. The line does not accept PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 1.3 km (0.8 mi)
  • System: Single track with two cars
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 355 m (1,165 ft)


Shigisanguchi Station - Takayasuyama Station

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Coordinates: 34°37′4″N 135°38′54″E / 34.61778°N 135.64833°E / 34.61778; 135.64833