Sakamoto Cable Railway比叡山坂本ケーブル
A cable car which travels between Cable Enryakuji Station and Cable Sakamoto Station in Sakamoto Honmachi, Otsu City. The cable line was constructed in 1927 and boasts the longest length of any cable car line in Japan, spanning 2,025 meters. A one-way trip takes 11 minutes. The Cable Sakamoto Station and Cable Enryakuji Station buildings have been preserved in the same state they appeared in when first built and are designated National Important Cultural Properties.
Shiga Pref. Otsushi Sakamotohonmachi 4244 (OtsuArea)
Varies depending on the season
Review of Sakamoto CableTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
A very pleasant 2 to 3 hour visit.
- Varies depending on the season
- With open daily
※ Feb.-Mar. for planned facility and vehicle inspection, there are planned outages (around 10 Sunday)
- [One way fare] Adults 860 yen, Children 430 yen
[round trip fare] Adults 1, 620 yen, Round trip 810 yen
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
- Not available
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.