Private-sector companies with the backing of the Yokohama Municipal Government plan to build seaside aerial gondolas in the port city, aiming to attract tourists coming from abroad for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

Senyo Kogyo Co., the Osaka-based amusement ride manufacturer that operates the Yokohama Cosmo World theme park, said it will construct an aerial cable system stretching about 600 meters between JR Sakuragicho Station and the Minato Mirai 21 district comprising the park and other tourist sites.

Although some details, including the exact completion date, have yet to be decided, Senyo Kogyo says the gondolas should give visitors a nice view of the Yokohama waterfront and skyline.