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Mt. Takao Cable Car

Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Save some time and experience a world record

Apparently this is the steepest cable car in the world-- though it is hard to sense that unless you... read more

Reviewed September 4, 2016
Taichung, Taiwan
Enjoy go up a hill and japanese sweets!

If you and your companion want a easy trekking in Mt.takao, I suggest trying a cable car. You can... read more

Reviewed August 25, 2016
San Y
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Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed September 4, 2016

Apparently this is the steepest cable car in the world-- though it is hard to sense that unless you sit in the very front of the car and get the head-on view. Its slow and steady and provides a great option on trail #1 for...More

Thank PrincessTokyo
Reviewed August 25, 2016

If you and your companion want a easy trekking in Mt.takao, I suggest trying a cable car. You can catch a beautiful green fine view ! In addition, the place where you get off the cable car has many japanese traditional sweet or dumpling.

Thank San Y
Reviewed August 18, 2016

With the Kio line you can buy a train ticket that include the cable car. If you decide to buy only the cable car or chair lift ticket the price is around 450Y one way. You can hike back or take the cable car p...More

Thank marcogliese
Reviewed June 27, 2016

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...More

Thank ndianah
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

Thank Carolyn B
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 :)

Thank Soph1997
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.

1  Thank menglee
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!

Thank Westiekhoo
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).

Thank Eero M
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...More

Thank Chinapjs
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