The Takao-san Mountain Railway Cable Car has a long history as it was first opened in 1927. During the war, it was temporarily suspended, but resumed operations in 1949. Since then, it has been popular as a means of transportation for visitors to Takao-san Mountain. It takes about 6 minutes to get to 271m above sea level from Kiyotaki Station at the foot of Takao-san Mountain to Takao-san Mountain Station on the mountain’s lower slopes. The highest gradient reaches 31 degrees, making it the steepest cable car in Japan, and the ride lasts for 18 minutes. From the window of the cable car, you can enjoy seeing not only the nature of Takao-san Mountain, but also the skyscrapers of Shinjuku area and the Tokyo Sky Tree on a clear day. We also recommend the lift if you want to enjoy the view of Takao-san Mountain while feeling the breeze. This way you can access the mountaintop while enjoying the view of the changing seasons. Especially in summer, the wind feels good and it is perfect for keeping cool.
「Takao-san Mountain Railway」
☆Address:2205 Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo 193-8511