Katsuragisan Ropeway

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Katsuragisan Ropeway
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Katsuragisan Ropeway
Katsuragi Ropeway Line (葛城索道線)
SystemKintetsu Railway
LocationNara, Nara
CoordinatesCoordinates: 34°27′30.4″N 135°41′13.3″E / 34.458444°N 135.687028°E / 34.458444; 135.687028
No. of stations2
Built byKinki Nippon Railway
OpenMarch 26, 1967; 52 years ago (1967-03-26)
OwnerKintetsu Railway
OperatorKintetsu Railway
No. of carriers2 cabins
Carrier capacity51
Operating times9:10 – 17:06
Trips daily
  • Weekdays: 32
  • Weekends and holidays: 40
Trip duration6 min.
  • One-way: ¥740 (Minor: ¥370)
  • Round-trip: ¥1,250 (Minor: ¥630)
Technical features
Aerial lift typeAerial tramway
Manufactured byKinki Sharyo
Line length1.421 km (0.9 mi)
No. of cables3
Installed power440 V AC

The Katsuragisan Ropeway (葛城山ロープウェイ, Katsuragisan rōpuwei), legally referred to as Katsuragi Ropeway Line (葛城索道線, Katsuragi sakudō sen), is an aerial tramway line in Gose, Nara, Japan. The line is the only aerial tramway line in Japan that is directly owned and operated by a major private railway company, the Kintetsu Railway. Opened in 1967, the line climbs Mount Yamato Katsuragi. Contactless smart cards PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai [ja] are not available on the line.

Basic data[edit]

  • System: Aerial tramway, 3 cables
  • Cable length: 1.4 kilometres (0.9 mi)
  • Vertical interval: 561 m (1,841 ft)
  • Maximum gradient: 30°48′
  • Operational speed: 5.0 m/s
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 51
  • Cabins: 2
  • Stations: 2
  • Time required for single ride: 5 minutes

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