Service Information

  • Maya Cable

    Closed Tuesday
    (the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday).

  • Maya Ropeway

    Closed Tuesday
    (the following day if Tuesday is a national holiday).

  • Rokko-Arima Ropeway

    Out of service due to the strong wind.

New gondolas make their debut

On the Rokko Arima Ropeway, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in July 2020, new gondolas manufactured by CWA of Switzerland will make their debut on March 20, 2020.
This design is the first ever in Japan with valley-side viewing seats situated at a lower step!

About gondolas

※Images of gondolas

  • Red: Image inspired by the fall leaves of Arima and Mt. Rokko

    Red: Image inspired by the fall leaves of Arima and Mt. Rokko

  • Silver: Image inspired by the thrilling height of the mountains and depth of the valleys

    Silver: Image inspired by the thrilling height of the mountains
    and depth of the valleys

The concept is…

“Feel nature, feel the seasons”

“Feel the height of the mountains and the depth of the valleys”

Features

Viewing seats
On the Arima (valley) side only, the viewing seats are situated at a lower step (165 mm) to enhance the thrill of the Yubunetani valley, 140 meters deep
Glass surface
Expansive and spacious, with 360° views making nature feel closer and more magnificent
Wide entrance
44 cm wider than the current gondola model, providing ample space for wheelchairs and strollers
 Interior image

※ Interior image

Journey of the newgondolas

  • 1. In Switzerland
    1. In Switzerland
  • 2. Leaving Switzerland(Dec.20.2019)
    2. Leaving Switzerland(Dec.20.2019)
  • 3. Arrival at Kobe(Feb.4.2020)
    3. Arrival at Kobe(Feb.4.2020)
  • 4. To the top of Mt.Rokko(Mar.3.2020)
    4. To the top of Mt.Rokko(Mar.3.2020)
  • 5. Setting a new gondola(Mar.3.2020)
    5. Setting a new gondola(Mar.3.2020)
  • 6. A trial run(Mar.3.2020)
    6. A trial run(Mar.3.2020)

Specifications

Specifications of new gondolas

  • Maximum passenger capacity: 42
  • Total length: 5,150 mm
  • Total width: 2,450 mm
  • Total height: 2,815 mm
  • Entrance door height: 2,000 mm
  • Entrance door opening width: 1,590 mm
Ropeway type Multiple track standard ropeway
Cable length 2764.20m
Horizontal length 2702.22m
Vertical interval 441.30m
Maximum grade 28 degrees 17 minutes
Number of support pillars 7 pillars (15 to 29m)
Diameter of support cables φ52mm
Diameter of towing cables φ24mm
Operating speed 5.0m/s
Carriage departure interval 20 minutes
Travel time 12 minutes
Transit services commenced July 27, 1970
Ropeway manufacturer Nippon Cable Co., Ltd.