new cable cars up koyasan

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new cable cars up koyasan

Post by Fortyeightvows » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:28 am

New cars will debut on a cable car system to Mount Koyasan, a UNESCO World Heritage site in Wakayama Prefecture, for the first time in 55 years in March, providing passengers a scenic view and a comfortable ride.
The cable car runs for 800 meters with a height difference of 328 meters, connecting Gokurakubashi and Koyasan stations by a ride of about five minutes.
The cable line opened in 1930. The third-generation cars, introduced in 1964, will be retired in November. A bus service will be provided until the fourth-generation cars start operation.
http://www.asahi.com/sp/ajw/articles/AJ ... 60005.html

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Post by Kim O'Hara » Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm

I was horrified when I saw the thread title - not another cable car line up that beautiful mountain! :tantrum: - but since it's just a direct replacement of one set of cars with a new set on the same line, that's fine. :smile:

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Re: new cable cars up koyasan

Post by Queequeg » Thu Aug 02, 2018 4:12 pm

Kim O'Hara wrote:
Mon Jul 16, 2018 12:13 pm
I was horrified when I saw the thread title - not another cable car line up that beautiful mountain! :tantrum: - but since it's just a direct replacement of one set of cars with a new set on the same line, that's fine. :smile:

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That would be very Bubble Japan to put up a new cable car. Japanese have calmed down since then and (I hope) are getting back to their traditional sensibilities merging man and nature.

Years ago, my girlfriend (now wife and baby momma) and I took a long bike trip - Kyoto-Nara-Wakayama-Osaka with a detour in Koya-san. We took that cable car up, but then rode down the mountain - one of the best experiences on a bike I've ever had.
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Entered a stupa compound
And chanted but once, “Namo Buddhaya!”
Have certainly attained the path of the buddhas.

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Re: new cable cars up koyasan

Post by Kim O'Hara » Fri Aug 03, 2018 12:01 am

I visited Koyasan in the trip which prompted this thread - viewtopic.php?t=24013#p362012. I stayed two nights in one of the monasteries there. It was September, and it was cool and very wet ... long walk up to Kukai's tomb through the forest in gentle rain ... but very beautiful.
Like you, I visited Osaka - Kyoto - Nara first, but Koyasan was special.

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