How to get to Mt. Takao Cable Car

About Mt. Takao Cable Car

The cable car of the Keio Group located on Mt. Takao cable car, but its official name is Takao Tozan Dentetsu Takao Kosoku Line. The idea was conceived by Norihide Mutoh, the 27th head priest of Yakuoin Temple on Mt. Takao, and the line opened on January 21, 1927. The fourth generation of cars have been in operation since 2008. Since 1964, a lift has also been in operation alongside the cable car.

How to get there

The nearest station to Mt. Takao is Takaoyamaguchi Station on the Keio Line (not JR Takao Station); Takao Station on the JR Chuo Line is about a 15-minute walk from Mt.
According to local residents, most of them walk from JR Takao Station to Mt.

The cable cars and lifts connect Takaoyamaguchi Station to the halfway up Mt. The cable car and lift stations are about a 5-minute walk from the nearest station, Takaoyamaguchi Station on the Keio Line, and the cable car and lift stations, Takaoyama Station and Yamaue Station, are connected to the No. 1 road, which is the main approach to the mountain.
The cable and lift stations are connected to the No. 1 road, which is the main approach to the mountain and is also a mountain trail.

Adults: 480 yen one way, 930 yen round trip Children: 240 yen one way, 460 yen round trip

For the cable car, children are charged from elementary school students, and one preschooler per adult is free of charge. For the lift, children from 3 years old are charged at the child fare, and one child under 3 years old is free for each adult.


In late November, I went to Mt. Takao to see the autumn leaves. When I arrived around 11:00 a.m., the surrounding roads were a bit congested. We managed to park in a nearby parking lot and went through Omotesando Avenue to the Mt. We decided to take the lift (two-seater). We took the lift (two-seater) to the lift station, which was a rather steep staircase. The cable car station was crowded, but we were able to get on the lift right away. The lift is a great way to enjoy the ride as you feel the wind blowing in your face as you walk up into the surrounding nature (and of course the autumn leaves), so you can look around and enjoy the experience. I think it is cold in winter, but……children as young as 10 years old were also using the lift. On the way back, we took the cable car down the mountain, which was also a fun ride with a steep incline, and we were able to enjoy a ride that we normally cannot experience. The cable car was a bit crowded both ways.


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