Hakone Tozan Cable Car

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Hakone Tozan Cable Car

The Hakone Tozan Cable Car (箱根登山ケーブルカー Hakone Tozan Kēburukā?), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線 Kōsaku-sen?), is a funicular railway in the town of Hakone, Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan. It is operated by Hakone Tozan Railway (箱根登山鉄道 Hakone Tozan Tetsudō?). This company belongs to the Odakyū Group, who also own Hakone Tozan mountain railway line.

The funicular links Gōra, the upper terminus of the railway line, with Sōunzan 214 metres (702 ft) above. At Sōunzan, connection is made with the Hakone Ropeway, which runs to Tōgendai on Lake Ashi.[1] Opened in 1922, the line was rebuilt in 1995, when new cars replaced the old.[1]


The line has the following technical parameters:[1][2]

  • Length: 1,200 metres (3,937 ft)
  • Height: 214 metres (702 ft)
  • Maximum Steepness: 20%
  • Cars: 2
  • Capacity: 250 passengers per car
  • Configuration: Single track with passing loop
  • Journey time: 9 minutes
  • Traction: Electricity

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Hakone Tozan Cablecar". Odakyū Electric Railway. Archived from the original on February 8, 2007. Retrieved April 6, 2007. 
  2. ^ "Hakone-Tozan Bahn". funiculars.net. Retrieved April 6, 2007. 

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Coordinates: 35°14′55.1″N 139°2′30.8″E / 35.248639°N 139.041889°E / 35.248639; 139.041889