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Eizan Funiculars & Ropeway

There are tourist ropeways and funiculars around Kyoto. I have only been on the lines on Mount Hiei. First we took the Eizan light rail line to Yase, then a short walk to the Eizan Cable line.

The Eizan Cable is 1.3km ling with a vertical travel of 561m, with 2 stations. It is a counter-balanced funicular line with 2 cars. Once at the top, you take a shrot walk to transfer to the Eizan Ropeway that takes you further up the mountain


Funicular interior (6/19/14) Spur track for work car? (6/19/14)
Upper station (6/19/14) Upper station (6/19/14)
Upper station (6/19/14) Long way down (6/19/14)
Passing the other car (6/19/14) Lower station (6/19/14)
Steep hill (6/91/14) Steep hill (6/91/14)
Ropeway view (6/19/14) Ropeway upper station (6/19/14)
Ropeway upper station (6/19/14) View of Kyoto (6/19/14)
Passing the other cabin (6/19/14) Lower station of the ropeway (6/19/14)
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