Did you know that Japan is one of two countries in the world with the most number of funicular railways? It seems that funicular railways are among those super-cool attractions that still go unnoticed by so many holiday-makers, and that is really a shame because they are so much fun.
Invented in the 15th Century as a method for getting goods and supplies up steep hills, many funiculars were built in Europe for economic necessity centuries before their tourist value was identified. English Conversation students at the Smith’s School of English in Kotoen スミス英会話 甲東園 have noted my interest in funiculars in Japan and have begun compiling a list worthy of visiting.
Martin Werner Zander
Smith’s School of English in Kotoen 月謝制 Real Monthly Tuition English Conversation School