Eizan Electric Railway

Last updated
Eizan Electric Railway
Eiden 900 Series 01.jpg
"Deo 900" type, nicknamed "Kirara"
Nos. "Deo 903" - "Deo 904"
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8+12 in)
Electrification 600 V DC
Eizan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.
Typepublic kabushiki gaisha
Industryground transportation
Founded Kyoto, Japan (July 6, 1985 (1985-07-06) by Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd.)
Headquarters25-3, Tanaka-Kamiyanagicho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Japan
Servicesrail transit service, etc.
Parent Keihan Electric Railway Co., Ltd.

Eizan Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (叡山電鉄株式会社, Eizan Dentetsu) is a Japanese private railway company whose two lines run entirely in Sakyō-ku in the city of Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture.


The name of this small railway network is abbreviated as Eiden (叡電), and is derived from the name of its predecessor, the Eizan Electric Railway Division (叡山電鉄部, Eizan Dentetsu-bu) of the Keifuku Electric Railroad. The present company was founded in 1985 as a subsidiary of Keifuku. The purpose of reorganization was to reduce the huge deficit of the Eiden lines, which had been completely isolated from the main Keifuku network since the abandonment of the Kyoto City Tramways in 1978. The split-off was considered to be an urgent matter, awaiting the completion of a rail connection between the two networks of Eiden and Keihan. The Keihan Electric Railway was at that time constructing the Ōtō Line to the Eiden terminal at Demachiyanagi. The opening of the Ōtō Line significantly reduced the deficit of Eiden. Later on, in 2002, all shares of Keifuku were transferred from Keifuku to Keihan, of which Eiden became a wholly owned subsidiary. This railway accepts the Surutto Kansai card for payment, but not the PiTaPa card.

The line is featured in the Japanese Rail Sim 3D: Journey to Kyoto train simulation game for the Nintendo 3DS [1] and Nintendo Switch.


Eizan Line icon.svg Eizan Main Line

Demachiyanagi Yase-Hieizanguchi: 5.6 km

Kurama Line icon.svg Kurama Line

Takaragaike Kurama: 8.8 km

Rolling stock

For service

For maintenance

See also

Related Research Articles

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Hankyu</span> Japanese railway company

Hankyu Corporation (阪急電鉄株式会社, Hankyū Dentetsu kabushiki gaisha, lit.'Hankyu Electric Railway Stock Company'), trading as Hankyu Railway (阪急電鉄, Hankyū Dentetsu, lit.'Hankyu Electric Railway'), is a Japanese private railway company that provides commuter and interurban service to the northern Kansai region and is one of the flagship properties of Hankyu Hanshin Holdings Inc., in turn part of the Hankyu Hanshin Toho Group (which includes H2O Retailing Corporation and Toho Co., the creator of Godzilla). The railway's main terminal is at Umeda Station in Osaka. The signature color of Hankyu cars is maroon.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kintetsu Railway</span> Japanese passenger railway company

Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd., referred to as Kintetsu (近鉄), is a Japanese passenger railway company, managing infrastructure and operating passenger train service. Its railway system is the largest in Japan, excluding Japan Railways Group. The railway network connects Osaka, Nara, Kyoto, Nagoya, Tsu, Ise, and Yoshino. Kintetsu Railway Co., Ltd. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kintetsu Group Holdings Co., Ltd.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keihan Electric Railway</span> Japanese railway company

The Keihan Electric Railway Company, Ltd., known colloquially as the "Keihan Dentetsu" (京阪電鉄), "Keihan Densha" (京阪電車), or simply "Keihan" (京阪), is a major Japanese private railway operator in Osaka, Kyoto, and Shiga Prefectures. The transit network includes seven lines; four main lines with heavy rolling stock, two interurban lines, and a funicular railway.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keihan Main Line</span>

The Keihan Main Line is a railway line in Japan operated by Keihan Electric Railway. The line runs between Sanjō Station in Kyoto and Yodoyabashi Station in Osaka. There are through services to the Keihan Ōtō Line and the Keihan Nakanoshima Line. Trains from Kyoto to Osaka are treated as "down" trains, and from Osaka to Kyoto as "up" trains.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Enoshima Electric Railway</span> Railway in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan

The Enoshima Electric Railway or Enoden is a private railway in Japan which connects Kamakura Station in Kamakura with Fujisawa Station in Fujisawa, Kanagawa. Stations en route include Hase, the stop closest to Kōtoku-in, the temple with the colossal outdoor statue of Amida Buddha. The railway is fully owned by the Odakyu Group of companies.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keihan Katano Line</span>

The Keihan Katano Line is a 6.9 km railway line in northern Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway company Keihan Electric Railway. It connects Hirakatashi Station on the Keihan Main Line with Kisaichi Station.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keihan Ōtō Line</span>

The Ōtō Line is a railway line in Kyoto that was opened on 5 October 1989 by the Keihan Electric Railway. The Ōtō Line re-established a rail connection between the Keihan Main Line and the Eizan Electric Railway, which had been severed when the Kyoto City streetcars ceased running in 1978. The line is operated as an extension of the Keihan Main Line. All trains continue into the Keihan Main Line and Keihan Nakanoshima Line in Osaka.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keifuku Electric Railroad</span> Railroad company in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan

Keifuku Electric Railroad Co., Ltd. is a railroad company based in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan in operation since March 2, 1942. It is a parent company of Keifuku Bus and Kyoto Bus, and an affiliated company of Keihan Electric Railway, which owns 42.89% of the company stock. The company's stock is traded on the second section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kujō Station (Kyoto)</span> Metro station in Kyoto, Japan

Kujō Station is a subway station on the Karasuma Line in Minami-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The station sits at the intersection of Kujō Street and Karasuma Street. Kujō Station is one station south of Kyoto Station, the central hub of Kyoto. It was opened on 11 June 1988.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Nagareyama Line</span> Railway line in Chiba Prefecture, Japan

The Nagareyama Line is a commuter rail line in Chiba Prefecture, Japan, operated by Ryutetsu between Mabashi Station in Matsudo and Nagareyama Station in Nagareyama. The line and the operator company was called the Sōbu Nagareyama Line and Sōbu Nagareyama Electric Railway respectively until the renaming on August 1, 2008. The present line name was the most popular short name of the line. It was also called Ryūden (流電).

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Kurama-dera Cable</span> Cable railway in Mount Kurama, Japan

The Kurama-dera Cable is a funicular line operated by Kurama-dera, a famous Buddhist temple in Mount Kurama, Sakyō, Kyoto, Japan. The line is officially called Mount Kurama Cable Railway.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Keifuku Cable Line</span>

The Eizan Cable, officially the Cable Line, is Japanese funicular line in Sakyō, Kyōto, Kyōto, operated by Keifuku Electric Railroad. The line opened in 1925, as a western route to Enryaku-ji, a famous temple on Mount Hiei. The line has 561 m (1,841 ft) vertical interval, the largest in the country.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Demachiyanagi Station</span> Railway station in Kyoto, Japan

Demachiyanagi Station is a railway station located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Tambabashi Station</span> Railway station in Kyoto, Japan

Tambabashi Station is a railway station located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan. It is connected by footbridge to nearby Kintetsu Tambabashi Station.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Sakamoto-hieizanguchi Station</span> Railway station in Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan

Sakamoto-hieizanguchi Station is a passenger railway station located in the city of Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway company Keihan Electric Railway. The Sakamoto Cable runs from Cable Sakamoto Station which is about 15 minutes walk from this station.

<span class="mw-page-title-main">Yase-Hieizanguchi Station</span> Railway station in Kyoto, Japan

Yase-Hieizan-guchi Station is a train station located in Sakyō-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Transport in the Keihanshin metropolitan region is much like that of Tokyo: it includes public and private rail and highway networks; airports for international, domestic, and general aviation; buses; motorcycle delivery services, walking, bicycling, and commercial shipping. The nexus is in the central part of Osaka, though Kobe and Kyoto are major centers in their own right. Every part of Keihanshin has rail or road transport services. The sea and air transport is available from a limited number of ports for the general public.

Sonic Powered Co., Ltd. is a Japanese software development company based in Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture. It mainly focuses on mobile and console games, and software for business purposes.


  1. "Japanese Rail Sim 3D Journey to Kyoto". Sonic Powered. Retrieved 21 April 2017.