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Hieizan Sakamoto Cable Railway

Hieizan-Sakamoto Sta.

Otsu City, Shiga Pref.

Hieizan Sakamoto Cable Railway

The longest cable car route in Japan at 2,025 m in total, opened in 1927. It connects the bottom of the mountain with Enryakuji Station in an 11 minute journey. Two cars leave every hour and you can look out over Lake Biwa through their large European style windows.

  • Approx. 20 min. walk from Hieizan Sakamoto Sta.
  • +81-77-578-531
  • 4244 Sakamotohonmachi, Otsu City, Shiga
  • Departures on the hour and half hour (more during busy times)
    [Jan.1-End of Feb.] 8:30-17:00
    [Mar.1-Mar.31] 8:00-17:00
    [Apr.1-Apr.30] 8:00-17:30
    [May.1-Aug.31] 8:00-18:00
    [Sep.1-Nov.30] 8:00-17:30
    [Dec.1-Dec.31] 8:30-16:30
  • [One-way] Adults: 490 yen
    [Round-trip] Adults: 880 yen
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35.069688, 135.863971

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