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Mt. Takao Cable Car

Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Ranked #6 of 17 Attractions in Hachioji
Type: Lookouts, Sights & Landmarks
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Tokyo, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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189 reviews 189 reviews
45 attraction reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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brisbane, australia
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100 reviews 100 reviews
32 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

We struck a very busy festival day but the throughput of the cable car is terrific so waiting for the best part of an hour was no problem. We even had entertainment from taiko drummers, which was great. When boarding the cable car, already on a condiderable angle, you note that the would-be vertical window and door frames are considerably... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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113 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012

I suffer from a fear of heights and you do feel it on this ride, but it is very enjoyable and I would think the preferred way to go up the first part of the mountain if you are not walking it.

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