Mt. Hachiman, with an elevation of 271.9 meters, is the site of Hachiman-yama Castle, built by Toyotomi Hidetsugu in 1585. It is presumed to have been a major fortress with the Honmaru (main compound) at the summit, and secondary compounds such as Ninomaru, Nishi no Maru, Kita no Maru, and Demaru. Today, only its stone walls remain, and the ruins of the Murakumo Gosho Zuiryu-ji Monzeki temple gate are found at the site of the Honmaru. The Hachiman-yama Ropeway connects the foot of the mountain to the summit in about 4 minutes, where you can enjoy views of Lake Biwa and the former castle town of Omi Hachiman.



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Minimum Number of Passengers
1 person
Maximum Capacity
Not available
Participation Restrictions
No animals allowed in the gondola. However, guide dogs and assistance dogs are exceptions.
Meeting and Exchange Areas
Hachiman-yama Ropeway Base Station
257 Miyauchi-cho, Omihachiman City, Shiga Prefecture
Open Period
Closed on certain days
Closed Period
Service is typically suspended for facility inspection around the end of January to early February each year.
Meeting Times and Business Hours
Operating hours are from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last uphill ride at 4:30 PM), departing every 15 minutes. / Continuous service may be provided for groups or during peak times. / Operating hours may be extended as needed based on the season and events.
Required Time
A one-way trip on the ropeway takes approximately 4 minutes. The summit can be explored in around 30 minutes to 1 hour.
Provision of Meals
Meals are provided
Open to meal requests
No requests can be accommodated.
Universal accessibility
The ropeway is wheelchair-accessible but the boarding area and summit lack elevators and ramps. Therefore, we kindly request that those in wheelchairs be accompanied by a helper when boarding.
There is a free parking lot that can accommodate large buses.
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