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Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture

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Up by cable car, down on foot

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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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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Pearl City, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 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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Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 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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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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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

If you can get in first and occupy the first seat , you can get an idea of how steep it is. We sat in the second seat but somewhere midway, I stood near the front rail to get a better view. After alighting, be sure to take a good look below.

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

We decided to take the cable car so we could save time and energy hiking with our toddler. It was well worth the money. A short ride and we were at the top. We did decide to walk down the mountain and I wish we had just taken the ride back down.

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Denver, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Decided to visit Mt. Takao on a Sunday morning. It was an easy train ride from KeioHachioji Station. Arrived around 10:30am and while there was a steady stream of people it didn't feel crowded. Waited only 10 minutes to board the Cable Car. Wished I had gotten a seat facing uphill. Definitely recommend getting a seat facing uphill. Went to... More 

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Hachioji, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The area is mountainous with tall stands of trees, therefore hiking on a hot day is comfortable. There are numerous sites to see along the way such a a large temple complex. The end of the trail (about 7-8 hours), which I have not yet attempted has a large white horse monument intended to encourage hikers into the area. The... More 

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Four Oaks, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Nice experience having been in the busy Tokyo city life - this was a nice retreat. Take the cable car up the mountain and dine in the observatory-cafe. Take friends and bring good walking shoes. The time spent was serene and most enjoyed.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We wanted to see the monkey park and the beautiful shrine at the top of Mt. Takao. We figured a cable car ride would be easy. The cable car ticket office takes Suica cards and tickets are only 900 yen per person, round trip. This is WORTH it when your feet hurt from traveling all week. Maybe if your whole... More 

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Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Hachioji

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