Overlook Kyoto in late autumn with Eizan Cable and Ropeway

​Why don't we have a view of Kyoto city in late autumn from the window of the cable car or ropeway?

​It connects the base of Mt. Hiei and the Cable Yase Station to the middle slope of Mt. Hiei for 1.3 km "Eizan Cable".

​With a height difference of 561 meters, it is the highest in Japan, and you can enjoy a 9 minute walk in the air to Cable Hiei Station which is the last stop.

​Eizan Cable is open at night on Saturdays, Sundays and national holidays until Sunday, December 6.

​You can enjoy the night view of Kyoto from the train window of Eizan Cable and Cable Hiei Station.


​From the mountainside of Mt. Hiei to the Hieizancho Station, take the "Eizan Ropeway" for about 3 minutes and walk 486 meters in the air.

​As Japan's first "aerial cable", this historic ropeway was introduced in October 1928.

​It is said that at the time of its opening, it was a route connecting Kosodani and Saito of Enryaku-ji Temple on Mt. Hiei.

​​From the final stop at Hieizan-cho Station, you can take a shuttle bus to the "Hieizan Enryaku-ji Temple" World Heritage Site.

When I notice, the sound of winter footsteps is coming close.

​Both the Eizan Cable Line and the Eizan Ropeway will be closed for winter use from Monday, January 4 in 2021.​

​​Please go to Hieizan from Yase by then.

For details, please check the official website of Eizan Cable Ropeway.

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