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Shikoku Cable(四国ケーブル,Shikoku Kēburu) is a transportation company on Shikoku, Japan. Headquartered in Takamatsu, Kagawa, the company operates a funicular and aerial lifts.

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Shikoku smallest of the four main islands of Japan

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The Hashikurasan Ropeway is the name of Japanese aerial lift line in Ikeda, Tokushima, as well as its operator. The line climbs Mount Hashikura of Hashikura-dera, a famous temple.

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Yakuri Cable

The Yakuri Cable is a Japanese funicular line in Takamatsu, Kagawa. The line does not have any official name. This is the only funicular line Shikoku Cable operates, while it also operates aerial tramways. The line opened in 1931 as a route to Yakuri-ji, the 85th temple of Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Unpenji Ropeway

The Unpenji Ropeway is Japanese aerial lift line in Kan'onji, Kagawa, operated by Shikoku Cable. Opened in 1987, the line climbs to Unpen-ji, the 66th temple of Shikoku Pilgrimage. The temple is at the highest altitude point of the entire pilgrimage. At the summit, Shikoku Cable also operates Snow Park Unpenji, a ski resort, as well as Wind Park Unpenji, a paragliding field.

Kanonji, Kagawa City in Shikoku, Japan

Kan'onji is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan.

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Kōtoku Line railway line in Japan

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Hakone Komagatake Ropeway

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Tairyūji Ropeway

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Takase Station (Kagawa) railway station in Mitoyo, Kagawa prefecture, Japan

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