Service Information

  • Maya Cable

    In service

  • Maya Ropeway

    In service

  • Rokko-Arima Ropeway

    In service

Ropeway history

  • Commencing operations in 1970
    [Commencing operations in 1970]
  • Around 1980
    [Around 1980]
  • 2015
    [2015]
  • 2020
    [2020]
History
1969
  • - The Rokko-Arima Ropeway Co., Ltd. is established
1970
  • - The Osaka World Exposition is held
  • - The Arima Line begins operation (Country Station to Arima Station), and passenger cars are nick-named the “Momiji-go” and “Kobushi-go”
  • - The Omote-Rokko Line begins operation (serving Sanjo Station, Tengu-iwa Station, and Country Station), and passenger cars are nick-named the “Ajisai-go,” “Tsutsuji-go,” and “Rindo-go”
1972
  • - Operations are transferred from the Rokko Arima Ropeway Co., Ltd. to the Kobe Urban Development Corporation, and the ropeway reopens
1973
  • - Sanjo Station is renamed Omote-Rokko Station and Country Station is renamed Rokko Sancho Country Station
1993
  • - 2nd-generation gondolas begin operation on the Arima Line
1995
  • - Operations are suspended due to the Great Hanshin Awaji Earthquake
  • - Operation is restored for the Arima Line
  • - Operation is restored for the Omote-Rokko Line
1999
  • - 2nd-generation gondolas begin operation on the Omote-Rokko Line
2004
  • - Rokko Sancho Country Station is renamed the Rokko Sancho Station
  • - The Omote-Rokko Line suspends operations
2013
  • - The Kobe Urban Development Corporation is renamed the Kobe Housing & Urban Development Corporation
2014
  • - Energy saving features that makes use of a regenerative power system (the first of its kind in Japan) are implemented
2015
  • - The Rokko-Arima Ropeway system celebrates its 45th anniversary of commencing operations!
2016
  • - Ceremony held to commemorate 15 million passengers
2017
  • - One-coin fare social experiment conducted
2020
  • - Children ride free of charge to commemorate the last run of second-generation gondolas on Rokko Arima Ropeway
  • - Second-generation gondola Momiji & Kobushi models retired
  • - Debut of new third-generation gondolas
  • - 50th anniversary of Rokko Arima Ropeway
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