Nankai Cable Line

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Kōyasan Cable funicular
Kōyasan Station

The Kōyasan Cable (高野山ケーブル, Kōyasan Kēburu), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線, Kōsaku-sen), is a Japanese funicular line in Kōya, Wakayama, operated by Nankai Electric Railway. The line opened in 1930 as a route to Mount Kōya, a famous Buddhist spot.

Basic data[edit]

  • Distance: 0.8 km (0.5 mi)
  • System: Single track with two cars and passing loop
  • Gauge: 1,067 mm (3 ft 6 in)
  • Stations: 2
  • Vertical interval: 330 m (1,083 ft)


The line has two stations:

See also[edit]