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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
Eero M
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Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Probably the safest and fastest way to get to the midpoint of the mountain. You may need to stand though but it's only a short journey upwards. The station at the midpoint has stalls from which you can stock up on snacks and drinks before your hike.

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Thank ndianah
Newcastle, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Happy we chose the cable car rather than hiking up. Great views along the way. Cheap fare. Very steep in parts, certainly easier than hiking up

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Thank Carolyn B
Stevenage, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

A nice option if you do not want to hike up or take the chairlifts. Great for people scared of heights. It's very cute and has nice views on the way up. I was there at 8am and there was next to no queue :)

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Thank Soph1997
Singapore
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13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice weather and scenery in February. Steep ride both ways but Japanese kids are having fun. Good to go but lots of tourists and locals.

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Singapore, Singapore
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114 reviews
39 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

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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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 153 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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Centennial, Colorado
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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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 536 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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Birmingham, Alabama, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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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