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Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Pleasant Start of Mt Takao Hike

We bought the discounted tickets at Shinjuku Station which included 2-way train rides and 1-way cable car or chairlift ride at JPY1020 per person. Though it would be cheaper to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 27 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This cable car is one option to go up on Takaosan mountain. The fare is 480¥ for single trip and 930¥ for round trip. Ticket may be purchased on counter or by machine. Cable car depart every 15 minutes both uphill and downhill. This offers thrilling but exciting experience as it climbs almost 80° cliff up and down, with forest... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We bought the discounted tickets at Shinjuku Station which included 2-way train rides and 1-way cable car or chairlift ride at JPY1020 per person. Though it would be cheaper to get the 2-way cable car or chairlift rides but we wanted to experience the thrill of taking both rides. We went there on a Friday morning and it was packed... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We caught the first car on a Sunday morning, standing room only but the view was worth the filming that the man ahead of me did for the full trip. One very steep section gives you an idea of what the climb would be on foot.

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Thank isabelh2
Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

One of the means to climb upto the Top of Mount Takao. The cable car reaches till mid-way of the climbing route and offers great views on the way to the top. The Mount Takao cable car is the steepest cable car in the world. The Cable car is very popular among the tourists and is always crowded so one... More 

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Thank Joy_Sinha
Taichung, Taiwan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 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 those who want to shave about 30 minutes off of their trek or for those... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 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.

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Thank San Y
Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 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 and chair lift down. The cable car is very steep, and fun to take.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 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 your hike.

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Thank ndianah
Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 June 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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Stevenage, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 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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