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Japan’s fastest ropeway
The 360-degree glass cabins provide amazing views

Total length: 1,783m
Height difference: 782.23m
Speed per second: 12m
Capacity: 121 passengers

Features of the ropeway

The Biwako Valley ropeway is the fastest in Japan, arriving at the top of the mountain in around 5 minutes.
*The ropeway travels at 7m/second to ensure the scenery can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace.

Four Seasons in Biwako Valley

・Virtual midair “stroll” from the base of the mountain where the cherry blossoms bloom
・Vibrant greenery and dynamic mountain scenery
・A carpet of bright autumn leaves stretch out underfoot
・Snow as far as the eye can see


・The ropeways are wheelchair friendly.
    The area at the top of the mountain is partially barrier free.
・Strollers can be taken on the ropeway.
・Pets must be placed in a cage before riding the ropeway.
 Note that pets are not permitted in any of the Biwako Valley facilities during ski season.
・Service may be suspended due to strong winds or thunderstorms.