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|
7 min by bus from JR Hieizan Sakamoto Station, 15 min walk from Keihan Sakamoto Hieizan-guchi Station
5 min from Kosei Road Shimosakamoto Interchange
|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)