Mount Aso Ropeway

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Mount Aso Ropeway
Status Operational
Character Aerial tramway
Location Mount Aso, Aso, Kumamoto, Japan
No. of stations 2
Open 1958
Carrier capacity 41 Passengers per cabin, 2 cabins
Trip duration 4 min
Technical features
Line length 858 m (2,815 ft)
No. of cables 2 track cables and 2 haulage ropes
Operating speed 3.6 m/s
Vertical Interval 108 m (354 ft)
Maximum Gradient 17°47′

The Mt. Aso Ropeway (阿蘇山ロープウェイ?, Asosan Rōpuwei) is Japanese aerial lift line in Aso, Kumamoto, operated by Kyūshū Sankō Tourism (九州産交ツーリズム?, Kyūshū Sankō Tsūrizumu). Opened in 1958. the line climbs Mount Aso. Its official website claims it was the first aerial lift in the world to be built on an active volcano. [1] As such, the line and the observatory have views of an active volcanic crater with fumes.

Basic data[edit]

  • Cable length: 858 m (2,815 ft)
  • Vertical interval: 108 m (354 ft)

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Coordinates: 32°52′48.9″N 131°4′46.8″E / 32.880250°N 131.079667°E / 32.880250; 131.079667