Osaka: Mount Kongō Ropeway

Found in Minami Kawachi-gun, Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Mount Kongō Ropeway (金剛山ロープウェイ Kongōsan Rōpuwei) is an aerial tramway that transports visitors to Mount Kongō and back.

The ropeway is 1,323 meters long and gives a commanding view of Mount Kongō, Kansai International Airport, and Osaka Bay. It is owned by the village government and the line peration is entrusted to Gourmet Kineya. (Yup a restaurant company). 
Got myself a ticket!
The ropeway terminal at the foot of the mountain
You can buy tickets from these dispensers
Inside the ropeway terminal
The cable car up close
All aboard!

The other terminal is just beyond that mountain!
The line opened in April 1966 and has since given convenience for tourists who wanted to visit Mount Kongō. With the ropeway, the usual 1 - 2 hour hike is dramatically reduced to a 6 minute ride. There are two tramway cabins and each cabin has a capacity of 46 passengers. 
Check out the view!
Ella checking out the beautiful scenery
Mount Kongō Ropeway is very memorable for me and my family because it's the first time for us to ride such type of transportation. Aside from that, our eyes feasted on the beautiful sceneries that we could see while riding the aerial tramway.
Almost there!
Reached the top!
Given another chance, I would like to bring my daughter back to Mount Kongō when she's older, so she could appreciate it better.
The station on top of the mountain
Check out how thick the cables are!
Going! Ella looks sad though. She wanted to stay longer
One of the two cable cars, probably sent to pick up the other guests on the mountain
A nice view of the surrounding places
The ropeway terminal at the foot of the mountain

Admission Fee:   
Adult (Junior high school students and older)
One-way: Y700
Round-trip: Y1,300
Children (elementary school students and younger)
One-way : Y350
Round-trip Y650
Here's the contact details
Getting there:
Ride a Nankai Railway Koya Line (Rinkan Sun Lin) then transfer at Kawachi Nagano Sta. to Nankai Bus bound for Mt. Mount Kongō Ropeway-mae and go to the last stop. 
or Ride a Kintetsu Railway Nagano Line, transfer at Tondabayashi Sta. to Kongo Bus bound for Chihaya Ropeway-mae and go to the last stop.


Driving? Just follow the directions.
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