Keihan Cable Line

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Otokoyama Cable funicular

The Otokoyama Cable (男山ケーブル?, Otokoyama Kēburu), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線?, Kōsaku-sen), is Japanese funicular line in Yawata, Kyoto, operated by Keihan Electric Railway. The line opened in 1926 as a route to Iwashimizu Shrine. Riders on January, the season of hatsumōde (New Year's Day visit to shrine), account for 50% of the whole year ridership.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 0.4 km or 0.2 mi
  • System: Single track with two cars
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 82 m or 269 ft


Yawatashi - Otokoyama-sanjō

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Coordinates: 34°52′57.3″N 135°41′58.2″E / 34.882583°N 135.699500°E / 34.882583; 135.699500