Funicular railway

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Hakone, Japan

Funicular railway Hakone Reviews

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Funicular from Gora to Sounzan Oct 08, 2013
Confusingly the Japanese call this a cable car, and what I would call a cable car they term a ‘ropeway’! But whatever you call it, this is a useful little service that links Gora, one of the main transport hubs in Hakone, with Sounzan where you can catch the ropeway / cable car proper to Owakudani and onwards to Lake Ashi. The journey from Gora to Sounzan only lasts about ten minutes, with brief stops at a number of stations. One of these seemed to serve a hotel while others are convenient for some bus stops I believe and also seemed to be used by a few locals and walkers. Do note that if you are alighting at one of these, some do not have any means of crossing the track, so you must know which side to get off – or wait for the next train to arrive and cross by walking through this!

We used our Hakone Freepass for the journey so no need to pay, but if you don’t have one of these the fare from Gora to Sounzan was ¥410 in October 2013. The ride though short was fun and there were some quite good views, though nothing like those we were to get a little later!
Boarding the funicular at Gora
Passing place
Our driver
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