Jukkokutōge Cable Car

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Jukkokutōge Cable Car's funicular.
View form Jukkokutōge station.
Jukkokutōge station with Mount Fuji.

The Jukkokutōge Cable Car (十国峠ケーブルカー, Jukkokutōge Kēburukā), officially the Jikkoku Cable Line (十国鋼索線, Jikkoku Kōsaku-sen), is a funicular line in Kannami, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan operated by the Izuhakone Railway.

The line was opened on October 16, 1956 by the Sunzu Railway Company, which was acquired by the Izuhakone Railway in 1957. The line climbs Jukkoku Pass, literally meaning "ten countries pass", as it is claimed that ten "countries" (old provinces of Japan) can be seen from the summit of the pass. The line runs on average every eight minutes, with travel time in each direction at 3 minutes. The cars on the line are painted in the colors of the Seibu Lions baseball team, which is owned by Izuhakone Railway's parent company, Seibu.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 0.3 kilometres (0.19 mi)
  • Gauge: 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge (in contrast to the narrow gauge of most Japanese railways including funiculars.)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 101 metres (331 ft).

View from Jukkokutōge station[edit]

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Coordinates: 35°7′40″N 139°2′27″E / 35.12778°N 139.04083°E / 35.12778; 139.04083