Sakamoto Cable

Opened in 1927, this cable car is the longest in Japan with a length of 2,025 meters, connecting the foot of the mountain to Enryaku-ji Temple in 11 minutes.
Two cable cars depart each hour: on the hour and at half past.
The cable cars are European in style, and the large windows provide a panoramic view of Lake Biwa.
The cable station at Enryaku-ji Temple has in particular been selected as one of 100 stations in the Kinki Area, and has a view with a sense of Taisho Era (1912-1926) retro.

Address 4244 Sakamotohon-machi, Otsu City
Access ■By train
7 min by bus from JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station, 15 min walk from Keihan Sakamoto Hieizan-guchi Station
■By car
5 min from Kosei Road Shimosakamoto Interchange
Parking Several cars
Contact Hieizan Railway
TEL: +81-77-578-0531
Business Hours 8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. (May change depending on the season)
Closed on Open all year
Price Roundtrip 1,620 yen
(Group discounts available depending on the number of persons)