Katsuragisan Ropeway

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Katsuragisan Ropeway
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Katsuragisan Ropeway
Katsuragi Ropeway Line (葛城索道線)
Status Operational
Character Recreational
System Kintetsu Railway
Location Nara, Nara
Country Japan
Coordinates Coordinates: 34°27′30.4″N 135°41′13.3″E / 34.458444°N 135.687028°E / 34.458444; 135.687028
Termini Katsuragi-Tozanguchi
No. of stations 2
Built by Kinki Nippon Railway
Open March 26, 1967; 50 years ago (1967-03-26)
Owner Kintetsu Railway
Operator Kintetsu Railway
No. of carriers 2 cabins
Carrier capacity 51
Operating times 9:10 – 17:06
Trips daily
  • Weekdays: 32
  • Weekends and holidays: 40
Trip duration 6 min.
  • One-way: ¥740 (Minor: ¥370)
  • Round-trip: ¥1,250 (Minor: ¥630)
Technical features
Aerial lift type Aerial tramway
Manufactured by Kinki Sharyo
Line length 1.421 km (0.9 mi)
No. of cables 3
Installed power 440 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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