The Kōyasan Cable (高野山ケーブル, Kōyasan Kēburu), officially the Cable Line (鋼索線, Kōsaku-sen), is a Japanese funicular line in Kōya, Wakayama, operated by Nankai Electric Railway. The line opened in 1930 as a route to Mount Kōya, a famous Buddhist spot.
The line has two stations:
A funicular is a type of cable railway system which connects points along a railway track laid on a steep slope. The system is characterized by two counterbalanced carriages permanently attached to opposite ends of a haulage cable, which is looped over a pulley at the upper end of the track. The result of such a configuration is that the two carriages move synchronously: as one ascends, the other descends at an equal speed. This feature distinguishes funiculars from inclined elevators, which have a single car that is hauled uphill.
Namba Station is a name shared by two railway stations in the Namba district of Chūō-ku, Osaka, Japan. One is owned by Nankai Electric Railway, while the other is by the Osaka Metro. The names of both stations are written in hiragana on signage within the stations, because the kanji "難波" can be also read "Naniwa". However, the name of both stations officially employs kanji, printed on train tickets.
Mount Kōya is a large temple settlement in Wakayama Prefecture, Japan to the south of Osaka. In the strictest sense, Mount Kōya is the mountain name (sangō) of Kongōbu-ji Temple, the ecclesiastical headquarters of the Koyasan sect of Shingon Buddhism.
The Koya Line is a railway line in Osaka Prefecture and Wakayama Prefecture, Japan, owned and operated by the Nankai Electric Railway, a private railway operator. It connects Osaka and Koyasan, the capital of the Japanese Buddhist sect Shingon, via the suburbs of Osaka, such as Sakai, Osakasayama, Tondabayashi and Kawachinagano in Osaka Prefecture and Hashimoto and Kōya in Wakayama Prefecture. To distinguish it from other Nankai Lines, the Kōya Line is indicated with pictograms of coniferous-like trees which bring to mind Mount Kōya, or with the line colour, green.
The Ikoma Cable Line, referred to as Ikoma Cable, is a cable railway line owned and operated by the Kintetsu Railway, a Japanese major private railway. The line connects Toriimae to Ikomasanjo, all of which are within Ikoma, Nara, Japan.
The Takaotozan Railway is a transport company in Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan. The company operates a funicular line and a ropeway to Mount Takao, a popular destination for mountain trekking among Tokyo residents. The company was founded on September 29, 1921.
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.
The Mount Tsukuba Cable Car, officially the Mount Tsukuba Cable Railway Line, is a Japanese funicular line on Mount Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Ibaraki. It is the only funicular line Tsukuba Kankō Railway operates, while it also operates an aerial tramway, hotels and restaurants. The company belongs to Keisei Group.
The Ōyama Cable Car, officially the Ōyama Cable Line, is a Japanese funicular line in Isehara, Kanagawa. This is the only line Ōyama Kankō Dentetsu operates. The company belongs to Odakyū Group. The line opened in 1931, as a route to Ōyama Afuri Shrine on Mount Ōyama. The line is now also used for hiking.
The Mitake Tozan Railway is a Japanese transport company in Ōme, Tokyo. It belongs to the Keio Group. The company operates a funicular line and a chairlift, both in Mount Mitake. The company was founded in 1927.
The Nishi-Shigi Cable Line, referred to as Nishi-Shigi Cable, is Japanese cable railway line in Yao, Osaka, owned and operated by Kintetsu Railway. The line, opened in 1930, makes a route to Chōgo Sonshi-ji temple on Mount Shigi. As the line name suggests, there once was Higashi-Shigi Cable Line as well. However, the eastern line was closed in 1983. The line does not accept PiTaPa or Surutto Kansai.
The Iwashimizu-Hachimangū Cable, officially the Keihan Cable Line, is a Japanese funicular line in Yawata, Kyoto, operated by Keihan Electric Railway. The line opened in 1926 as a route to Iwashimizu Shrine. Riders in January, the season of hatsumōde, account for 50% of the whole year ridership.
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 vertical interval, the largest in the country.
The Jukkokutōge Cable Car, officially the Jikkoku Cable Line, is a funicular line in Kannami, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan operated by the Izuhakone Railway.
The Sarakurayama Cable Car, formerly known as the Hobashira Cable, is a Japanese funicular line operated by the Sarakurayama Tozan Railway Company. The line climbs Mount Sarakura in Kitakyūshū, Fukuoka. The company is fully owned by the city of Kitakyūshū. It opened in 1957.
Mikkaichichō Station is a railway station on the Koya Line in Kawachinagano, Osaka, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway.
Imamiyaebisu Station is a railway station on the Nankai Kōya Line in Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway.
Kishinosato-Tamade Station is a railway station in Nishinari-ku, Osaka, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway.
Kōyasan Station is a train station on the Nankai Electric Railway Cable Line in Kōya, Wakayama Prefecture, Japan.
Hagiharatenjin Station is a railway station in Higashi-ku, Sakai, Osaka Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway operator Nankai Electric Railway. After an accident at the door of a local train in 2007, the platform display was reconstructed, and then the height of the platforms were raised in 2008 and elevators were installed in 2009.