Sakamoto Cable

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Sakamoto Cable funicular

The Sakamoto Cable (坂本ケーブル Sakamoto Kēburu?), officially the Hieizan Railway Line (比叡山鉄道線 Hieizan Tetsudō-sen?), is a Japanese funicular line in Ōtsu, Shiga. It is the only line Hieizan Railway (比叡山鉄道 Hieizan Tetsudō?) operates. The line opened in 1927, as an eastern route to Enryaku-ji, a famous temple on Mount Hiei. This is the longest funicular line in Japan.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 2.0 km (1.2 mi)
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 4
  • Vertical interval: 484 m (1,588 ft)

Stations[edit]

Station Name Distance between stations (km) Distance from start (km) Year opened
Cable Sakamoto
ケーブル坂本
- 0.0 1927
Hōraioka
ほうらい丘
0.3 0.3 1984
Motateyama
もたて山
1.4 1.7 1949
Cable Enryakuji
ケーブル延暦寺
0.3 2.0 1927

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Coordinates: 35°3′59.5″N 135°51′21.9″E / 35.066528°N 135.856083°E / 35.066528; 135.856083