Hiezan Railway Sakamoto Cable
Cable railway to reach Mt. Hiei and Enryakuji temple from Sakamoto at the foot of Mt. Hiei in Otsu, Shiga. It runs between Cable Sakamoto Station in Sakamoto at the foot of Mt. Hiei and Cable Enryakuji Station atop Mt. Hiei, taking 11 min. The distance is 2 km on a mountain slope. 比叡山鉄道 坂本ケーブル
The cable railway opened between Sakamoto and Mt. Hiei in 1927. It was Japan's longest cable car route (2,025 meters) at the time.
- Cable Sakamoto Station (ケーブル坂本駅) - At the foot of Mt. Hiei in Shiga. Near Sakamoto Station on the Keihan Line and Hiyoshi Taisha Shrine.
- Horaioka Station (ほうらい丘駅) - Newest station opened in 1984 to enable people to see stone buddhas. A small cave with the buddhas is visible from the cable car. The cable car stops here only upon request.
- Motateyama Station (もたて山駅) - Nearby is the grave of poet Ki no Tsurayuki (紀 貫之).
- Cable Enryakuji Station (ケーブル延暦寺駅) - Terminal station atop Mt. Hiei. A short walk away is Enryakuji temple.