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Mt. Takao Cable Car, Hachioji

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The steepest cable car in Japan, Mt. Takao Cable Car takes you over tall trees, rewarding you with a view from the top of Mount Takao. This two-way cable car, an alternative to the 2.2 km (1.6 mi) 1.5 hour hike to the top of the mountain, gives you the chance to ride through the natural mountainous environment. At the top, a museum with games and activities, as well as a health food shop, provide an outlet before heading back down the mountain. A hint: purchase round-trip tickets at the bottom to avoid long queues at the top. Put Mt. Takao Cable Car and other Hachioji attractions into our Hachioji trip generator, and watch your holiday take shape.
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Where to stay in Hachioji

Most of the lodgings in Hachioji concentrate around the busy train station, where the JR Chuo and Keio lines provide easy access to downtown Tokyo. Most hotels in the area offer simple, Western-style rooms, with basic facilities and onsite restaurants or buffets. Another option is staying in one of the numerous "love hotels," which boast budget-friendly prices, though may not agree with everyone's taste.
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  • 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 recom...  more »
  • 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. ...  more »
  • Having had 4 good days in Tokyo, this was a great day out. From Shinjuku station, a 50 minute train ride through picturesque country side amidst some towns. If weather fine you see Mt Fuji in all its ...  more »