Hōraioka Station (Hōraioka-eki) is a funicular railway station located in the city of Ōtsu, Shiga Prefecture, Japan, operated by the private railway company Hieizan Railway.

Hōraioka Station

Hōraioka Station, November 2007
General information
LocationSakamotohonmachi, Ōtsu-shi, Shiga-ken 520-0116
Coordinates35°4′6.1″N 135°51′40.3″E / 35.068361°N 135.861194°E / 35.068361; 135.861194
Operated byHieizan Railway
Line(s)Sakamoto Cable
Distance0.3 km from Cable Sakamoto
Platforms1 side
OpenedApril 2, 1984
Hōraioka Station is located in Shiga Prefecture
Hōraioka Station
Hōraioka Station
Location within Shiga Prefecture
Hōraioka Station is located in Japan
Hōraioka Station
Hōraioka Station
Hōraioka Station (Japan)

Lines edit

Hōraioka Station is a station of the Sakamoto Cable, and is 0.3 kilometers from the terminus of the line at Cable Sakamoto. The train will stop only when it is notified in advance or when there is a call from the telephone installed at the station, and it usually passes.

Station layout edit

The station consists of a single side platform with no station building. Due to the not-so-steep slope of 160 ‰ in the vicinity, the platform is sloped rather than stepped.

Adjacent stations edit

« Service »
Sakamoto Cable Line
Cable Sakamoto - Motateyama

History edit

Hōraioka Station was opened on April 2, 1984

Surrounding area edit

The station is located in dense forest with no road access, as the mountain paths to the station are usually blocked by called trees and debris. On alighting at this station, passengers have no choice but to return to the next train.

See also edit

External links edit

  Media related to Hōraioka Station at Wikimedia Commons