Keifuku Cable Line

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Eizan Cable funicular

The Eizan Cable (叡山ケーブル, Eizan Kēburu), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線, Kōsaku-sen), is Japanese funicular line in Sakyō, Kyōto, Kyōto, operated by Keifuku Electric Railroad. The line opened in 1925, as a western route to Enryaku-ji, a famous temple on Mount Hiei. The line has 561 m vertical interval, the largest in the country.

Basic data[edit]

Eizan Cable
km / min
UpEiden Eizan Main Line
0 / 0 Cable Car Yase
1.3 / 9 Cable Car Hiei
Ropeway Hiei
DownEizan Ropeway
  • Distance: 1.3 km (0.81 mi)
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 561 m (1,841 ft)

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Coordinates: 35°3′54.4″N 135°48′56.2″E / 35.065111°N 135.815611°E / 35.065111; 135.815611