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Mt. Takao Cable Car

Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture 193-0844, Japan
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Ranked #3 of 19 attractions in Hachioji
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Denver, Colorado
5 reviews 5 reviews
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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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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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58 helpful votes 58 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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3 attraction reviews
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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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brisbane, australia
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24 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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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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