Unpenji Ropeway

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Unpenji Ropeway

The Unpenji Ropeway (雲辺寺ロープウェイ?, Unpenji Rōpuwei) is Japanese aerial lift line in Kan'onji, Kagawa, operated by Shikoku Cable. Opened in 1987, the line climbs to Unpen-ji, the 66th temple of Shikoku Pilgrimage. The temple is at the highest altitude point of the entire pilgrimage. At the summit, Shikoku Cable also operates Snow Park Unpenji, a ski resort, as well as Wind Park Unpenji, a paragliding field.

Basic data[edit]

  • System: Aerial tramway, 2 track cables and 2 haulage ropes
  • Distance: 2.6 kilometres (1.6 mi)
  • Span: 1.9 kilometres (1.2 mi), the longest in Japan
  • Vertical interval: 657 m (2,156 ft)
  • Operational speed: 10 m/s, the fastest in Japan
  • Passenger capacity per a cabin: 101
  • Stations: 2
  • Time required for single ride: 7 minutes

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Coordinates: 34°2′12.7″N 133°43′22.1″E / 34.036861°N 133.722806°E / 34.036861; 133.722806