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Mt. Takao Chairlift

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Address: Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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09:00 - 16:30
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We really enjoyed taking the chairlift down because it gave us an opportunity to see the fall leaves in another view. Also, it was quiet and not hectic so we were able to enjoy... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Los Angeles, California
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Singapore, Singapore
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58 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A MUST try! Although we came down with chairlift in the dark can't see autumn leaves, the experience is great & enjoyable ride!

Thank cooblue
Los Angeles, California
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404 reviews
250 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We really enjoyed taking the chairlift down because it gave us an opportunity to see the fall leaves in another view. Also, it was quiet and not hectic so we were able to enjoy the peacefulness of the area.

Thank itsxjackie
Singapore, Singapore
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117 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

We paid JPY480 per person, one way down hill ride, the queue was long but moving quite fast. It was very exciting to see people moving so quickly up and down the chairlift and the reason l chose this mode to go down hill was i expected it to be fun and full of thrill. I wasn't disappointed, in fact,... More 

Thank sc_myinitial
Seattle, Washington
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8 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

We took the chairlift down which offered probably the same views as the cable car up, but wider open and with fresh air. Getting on and off a bit tricky for me, but my younger companion had no trouble.

Thank isabelh2
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

Want to take a different mode of transportation? The chairlift might be for you. Just a short ride to the top and you are surrounded by nature. Enjoy the ride!

Thank Ann B
Montreal, Canada
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128 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

When you arrive a Takao Mountain, you have 3 choices, hike up, cable car up or chair lift. The same thing to come down. I chose to go up with the cable car, and down with the chair lift. My husband decided to hike down. The one way fare is 470 yen for both cable car and chair lift, The... More 

Thank marcogliese
Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Like many others, it was more exciting to go down via the chairlift as it's slightly thrilling and you're surrounded by trees everywhere! Not sure if someone with a fear of heights would enjoy it though. The entrance/exit of the chairlift is usually overlooked but you can just ask around for help; everyone's really friendly :)

Thank ndianah
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016

This two seater chairlift is fun and also saves you some time climbing to the top. I think I enjoyed going down more than up, but both ways provide good views. When coming down you can see the city in the distance. There is a thick net underneath the lift for safety. The speed of the chairlift is nice. In... More 

Thank adong610
Sydney, Australia
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214 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

We didn't take the chairlift because we were tired but because it looked like so much fun! No safety bar so you literally sit in the chair and hope for the best... kidding, it is super safe and goes quite slowly. Very scenic on the way down, some nice glimpses of Tokyo and the ride probably takes around 10 minutes...... More 

Thank wanderlust_rambler
Elmhurst, Illinois
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27 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016

Relax on the chair lift down the mountain after you climbed up. You will love the views and enjoy riding down when you have climbed and hiked the day away.

Thank Chooseynat

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