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Mt. Takao Cable Car

Japan's steepest incline conquered in six minutes, a reliable partner for sightseeing in Mount Takao.

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Mount Takao, located in the outskirts of Tokyo, is popular for casual hiking and climbing. The "Mount Takao Cable Car" connects the foot of the mountain to the middle in about 6 minutes, a journey that would take about an hour on foot, allowing everyone to comfortably enjoy the outdoors.

The route between Kiyotaki Station at the foot of the mountain and Takao-san Station on the mountain is about 1,000 meters long with an elevation difference of about 270 meters. At the steepest point near Takao-san Station, it has an incline of 31 degrees, the steepest for a cable car in Japan. The view of Mount Takao from the car, including the nature of each season, is a must-see. It's so popular that queues may form during the Golden Week holiday and the autumn foliage season. The area around Takao-san Station is also packed with lookout spots, gourmet food, and souvenir shops.

Pets such as dogs and cats can also ride on the cable car, but they need a dedicated cage or carry bag (available for rental at the cable car station). Also, Kiyotaki Station has a two-seater lift station. It takes about 12 minutes to reach the mountain-top station, which is slightly lower than the cable car's Takao-san Station.


  • Cable car connecting the foot and middle of Mount Takao.
  • Can shorten a walk that would take about an hour to 6 minutes.
  • You can enjoy the scenery of each season from inside the car.
  • Pets can also ride if they are in a cage or carry bag (which are available for rent).
  • A two-seater lift also operates on Mount Takao.


  • Two cars, "Aoba-go" and "Momiji-go" are in operation.

    Two cars, "Aoba-go" and "Momiji-go" are in operation.

  • The current carriages were introduced in 2008.

    The current carriages were introduced in 2008.

  • The two-seater lift, which takes about 12 minutes one-way, is also popular.

    The two-seater lift, which takes about 12 minutes one-way, is also popular.

Official FAQs

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Do you have pamphlets in other languages? (If so, please also inform us of the supported languages)


English pamphlets available.


Are coin lockers available?


Yes, there are coin lockers in the Kiyotaki Cable Car Station. The fees are 800 yen, 500 yen, 400 yen, and 300 yen. Please use them during the cable car's operating hours. Baby strollers can be stored at the ticket gate for 300 yen each time. For details, please ask a station attendant.


Do I need a passport or identification to purchase?


Not particularly. If you are using a disability discount, we ask you to show your disability certificate or similar documentation.


Can I reserve a ride?


If you are coming in a group (general, schools, etc.), we ask you to contact us in advance so that we can prepare the ride tickets and understand the congestion situation (*Groups of 25 people or more are accepted). Also, you cannot reserve a specific ride time. There may be long wait times during peak hours, so please come to the station with plenty of time to spare.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
2205 Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo(Cable Car Kiyotaki Station)
Open every day ※There may be time changes or suspensions for regular inspections.
Business Hours
Weekdays 8:00am-6:00pm, Weekends and holidays 8:00am-6:30pm ※Varies depending on seasons.
Adults(junior high school students and older)One-Way 490 yen, Round-Trip 950 yen, Children(elementary school students)One-Way 250 yen, Round-Trip 470 yen
※Lift fares for children start at age 3.
From Keio Takao Line, Takaosanguchi Station, walk 5 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted (Transportation electronic money such as PASMO, Suica is accepted)
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