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Kintetsu Ikoma Cable Car

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Address: Ikoma 630-0201, Nara Prefecture

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Journey into history

On your way to the historic Hozanji Temple, take a journey on the oldest cable car in Japan. These little carriages are decorated like cat and dog cartoon characters and are fun... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 September 2016
Sydney, Australia
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Ikoma, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the Cable to Ikoma Mountain Amusement Park and Hozanji Temple. The Cars are styled after a Dog and a Cat. If you ask the conductor to make the sounds as they cross they will talk to each other. For those of you who are not fluent in Japanese cat and dog language the cat says nyao nyao and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

On your way to the historic Hozanji Temple, take a journey on the oldest cable car in Japan. These little carriages are decorated like cat and dog cartoon characters and are fun to travel on and fun to see. Not so expensive and they rattle and sway along the straight, up and down tracks. At the ticket machine you can... More 

Thank MWandAW
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

With this cute little cable car you get up the mountain slowly and safely and can enjoy the view both upwards and downwards. The locals take this train to their homes, since it's a steep and long walk with your groceries otherwise.

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Perth, Western Australia, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2015 via mobile

This train ride is never not hilarious. Takes you to an amusement park on top of the mountain, but I get a kick out of the fact that this is also the commuter train for those who live in the area.

Thank Bryn A

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