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Mt. Takao Cable Car

Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Quite an interesting and enjoyable ride up the mountain, decent cost and fantastic views. Not sure... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Michael T
Sydney, Australia
Crowded and fast ride.

Only a few minutes ride. Not able to enjoy the scenery and take photos. As I don't have a seat, I... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
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Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Quite an interesting and enjoyable ride up the mountain, decent cost and fantastic views. Not sure I'd call it a cable car as it runs on a rail track and cog gear driven.

Thank Michael T
Reviewed 11 December 2017

Only a few minutes ride. Not able to enjoy the scenery and take photos. As I don't have a seat, I need to hold tight while the cable car is moving at an angle. In addition the car is too crowded but very safe.

Thank Chivory
Reviewed 3 December 2017

After I took the chairlift up I decided to take the cable car down. Same problem when coming up: long line for the cable car and almost non for the chairlift. Nonetheless I took the cable car just to compare and must confess that the...More

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 13 November 2017

The cabin is small and was very congested. As there are only two cars, one going up and the other going down, the wait to get on board can take several minutes.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 29 September 2017 via mobile

The cable car saved me time so I could hike to the top of Takaosan with the limited time I had to visit. The scenery is beautiful and the ride is quick.

Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 25 September 2017

The funicular railway was opened in 1921. Distance is 1.0 km; vertical interval is 271 m. You can enjoy a panoramic scenery spreading from the base.

Thank DrJayMic
Reviewed 30 August 2017

I recommend taking the cable car instead of the chairlift if you are afraid of heights. Chairlift would take about 10-15 minutes, but you get to enjoy the scenery along the way. Cable car will take about 5 minutes max.

1  Thank cindyjan14
Reviewed 21 July 2017

The cable takes you to the mountain with marvelous view along the road. You will have to pay a fee to use the cable. It is wonderful to enjoy the forest and the view on the way up and down.

Thank SerenaTran_1212
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

The Cable Car was a great option for a class of 4th graders with over 20 children plus adults. We all managed to arrive safely up the mountain, while enjoying the beautiful scenery. I definitely recommend taking the cable car with a large group of...More

Thank Barbylea
Reviewed 24 April 2017

A friend recommended that we hike Mt takao. He failed to tell us how steep it is and how narrow the paths were. It was a strenuous hike but very enjoyable. What a treat it was when we got to the top. Right before you...More

Thank nlance2016
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