Shimoda Ropeway

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Shimoda Station of the Shimoda Ropeway

The Shimoda Ropeway (下田ロープウェイ, Shimoda Rōpuwei) is the name of a Japanese aerial lift line in Shimoda, Shizuoka, as well as its operator. The company is a subsidiary of Izukyū Corporation. The line is also called Nesugatayama Ropeway (寝姿山ロープウェイ, Nesugatayama Rōpuwei), as it climbs Mount Nesugata. The observatory has a view of Port of Shimoda and Pacific Ocean. The line began operation on April 1, 1961.

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  • System: Aerial tramway, 3 cables
  • Cable length: 540 m (1,772 ft)
  • Vertical interval: 156 m (512 ft)
  • Maximum gradient: 26°49′
  • Operational speed: 3.6 m/s
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 41
  • Cabins: 2
  • Stations: 2
  • Duration of one-way trip: 3 minutes 30 seconds

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Coordinates: 34°40′45″N 138°57′6″E / 34.67917°N 138.95167°E / 34.67917; 138.95167