Otaru Ropeway

Otaru Ropeway
 
 
 
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We get off the bus at the top of the hill, walk the short distance to the ticket office, bought our pretty tickets and within a trice were sitting waiting for our car to leave. One local tourist and a lady going to work at the top station.
 
 
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Off we go and soon a distance from the base. Nice working lady takes our picture.
 
Otaru Tenguyama Ropeway Facts:

·         System: Aerial tramway, 1 track cable and 2 haulage ropes

·         Cable length: 734 metres (2,408 feet)

·         Vertical interval: 271 metres (889 feet)

·         Maximum gradient: 27°57′

·         Operational speed: 3.6 m/s

·         Passenger capacity per a cabin: 30

·         Cabins: 2

·         Stations: 2

·         Duration of one-way trip: 4 minutes

 

 

 

 

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Nearing the top.

 

 

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The upper station control room and information boards tell us where we are.

 

 

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The ski lift (in season) and Bear on the observation deck. 

 

 

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Bear with a Bear as we go in for a cup of tea in the crowded cafe.

 

 

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Bear loved the tea-strainer-stand-combo (what with this, the trains and the toilets........).

 

 

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Looking left, the scenery just beginning to take on autumnal colours.

 

 

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Our hotel. 

 

 

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We watch the red car go down.........

 

 

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..............and the blue one come up.

 

 

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We have a look in the ski museum and have a brisk, cold bimble outside.

 

 

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Down we go.

 

 

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