- Longest railway in Japan: 2,025 m
Starting operation in 1927, this cable car railway has since that time been the main route connecting Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site, and the Sakamoto area, which flourished as a temple town of Enryaku-ji Temple and is known for its stone walls. Our two European-style cable cars, the En-go (meaning “bond car”) and the Fuku-go (meaning “happiness car”), have attracted many passengers.
This cable car railway is very unique with two stations along the way.
You can enjoy a varied view of seven bridges and two tunnels from the window. As the cable car climbs up the mountain, you will have a wonderful view of Lake Biwa. In an era without modern technology or heavy machinery, our forefathers had to suffer many hardships to build this cable car railway.
This 2,025-meter-long cable car railway, built upon our forefathers’ passion and hardship, is the longest cable car railway in Japan.