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Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Good way to get to the top

Is the steepest cable car in whole of Japan, and you really believe it's true when onboard. Saved you a lot of time, and doesn't really cost that much (8USD or so).

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 1, 2015
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Singapore, Singapore
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77 reviews
33 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We took the chairlift up the mountain and opted to go back down by cable car just for a different experience. The ride was short and boring and the cabins are small and so uncomfortable! If you have the time take the chair lift instead!

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Thank Westiekhoo
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7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015 via mobile

Is the steepest cable car in whole of Japan, and you really believe it's true when onboard. Saved you a lot of time, and doesn't really cost that much (8USD or so).

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Thank Eero M
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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607 reviews
311 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Tha'ts what we did. Took about 1 1/2 hours to hike the 2,2 kms up to the top of Mt. Takao, crossing streams and climbing over boulders and huge roots and only a few minutes down by cable car. Much more interesting going down as its into a tunel and on a 45 degree angle.

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Thank Chinapjs
Centennial, Colorado
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13 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

We climbed to the top of Takaosan but took the cable car back down. This is a great way to go either up or down if you wish to conserve a little energy from doing something later in Tokyo. Only took a few minutes to reach the bottom of this steep slope and a great rest to the feet!

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Thank Bradford B
Vermont
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407 reviews
249 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 402 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

We decided to begin the hike by riding on the cable car to get a good leg up on the walk.

 When we exited the cable car we saw toilets straight ahead - and decided that it would be a good plan to use them not knowing what we’d find along the trail. Because of their location they were quite... More 

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1 Thank hfot2
Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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11 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

This was a beautiful area to explore with friends. The cherry blossoms were amazing. The hike to the cable car was good and the views at the top were fabulous! Well worth the visit.

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Thank KJP0920
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88 reviews
69 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

We took the ropeway down from the mountain, it was a nice and safe ride down. A great way to rest after the hike up.

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Thank mblomb
Pearl City, Hawaii
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191 reviews
72 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

The cable car is an option to the chair lift either up or down Mt Takao. Its very safe. The ride is about 8 minutes down the mountain. They have limited seats but they do allow riders to stand in the car,

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Thank HawaiiAndi
Tokyo, Japan
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205 reviews
108 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

This short ride really lives up to the promise -- it becomes very steep at the end. Hold on tight! One elderly lady didn't bother to sit down at the beginning when the slope was quite flat, but then was holding on for dear life at the end. There are other options to get up the mountain, such as the... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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138 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

5 minute walk from Train Station and takes you half way up the mountain and drops you off at the Monkey Park and trail to Temple. Hint - purchase round trip at bottom to avoid long line at the top.

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