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|Q1||Can I take a pet with me on the cable car or lift?|
|Q2||Can I take a wheelchair on the cable car?|
|Q3||Can I use a credit card to purchase cable car or lift tickets?|
|Q4||Are coin lockers available?|
A. The Kiyotaki Station rents out baskets that can be used to carry pets on the cable car. You can also use your own basket on the cable car or carry your pet on the lift all the way up to the Yamagami Station.
A. Yes you can.
Since there are different types of wheelchairs (lightweight manual wheelchairs, powerchairs), please be sure to contact the cable car attendant before boarding. A ticket discount is also available for one attendant for each disabled person.
A. No. Credit cards and debit cards (PASMO, Suica, etc.) cannot be used to purchase tickets.
A.Yes. Coin lockers are located in the upper and lower cable car stations where passengers can also rent baby carriages for 200 yen per day. For more information, please see the attendant at the station ticket window.
|Q1||Do I need to make reservations for the cable car or lift?|
|Q2||Can reservations be made for the cable car or lift boarding times?
|Q3||Are there places in which to take shelter, if the weather suddenly turns bad?|
|Q4||What should one do in the event of an emergency, such as an injury or sudden illness?|
|Q5||Are special places available for groups to eat?|
|Q6||How many people can each cable car accommodate at one time?|
|Q7||Are parking spaces available for motor coaches?|
A. No. However, if you are planning to visit Mt. Takao as part of a group (general public and schools tours), please complete and send us the form "Cable Car and Lift Group Application Form." You will receive a confirmation email upon receipt of the form in which we will inform you about anticipated congestion levels on the day of your visit. You will also have an opportunity to make arrangements to use the cable car or lift at that time.
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Reservations are accepted for groups of 25 or more.
A. No. Boarding is based on availability and boarding times cannot be reserved. There may be long waiting times during certain periods, so please make sure you have plenty of time to spare.
A. There are no specially designated places. Please ensure all members have their rainwear with them and are fully prepared. Visitors are responsible for finding areas in which to take refuge in the event of bad weather."Hiking Guide"Emergency contact
A. Finding an appropriate spot for lunch during busy seasons may be difficult and we recommend that you check out a number of possible locations beforehand. For reference please consult the "Mt. Takao Map (lunch spots)" found on the detailed information page for each trail.
A. Each car can carry 135 people. During peak seasons, when it is very crowded, the cars leave the stations at seven minute intervals rather than the usual 15 minutes.
A. Yes. There are parking spaces available for coaches in the Takaosanroku and Yakuoin Kitoden parking areas. For details, please refer to the "Access" page.
|Q1||How long does each trail take?|
|Q2||We are planning an excursion and would like to know how steep and rugged the trails are?|
|Q3||What are the proper clothes to wear?|
|Q4||Can I ride up the mountain on a bicycle?|
|Q5||Is it possible to climb up the mountain in a wheelchair?|
A. "Hiking Trails"Please refer to the Hiking Trails top page and to the maps depicting each trail.
A. We strongly recommend that schools considering an excursion have one of their staff conduct a preliminary inspection. Things that need to be considered such as the steepness of the slopes, the degree of danger posed by the ledges along the trail, and other considerations will depend on the age and number of students taking part in the excursion. We will be glad to provide you with the necessary information if you visit the cable car ticket counter during the preliminary inspection. Information is published in detail here."Hiking Trails"
A. If you are planning to use the cable car or lift to enjoy a walk and the scenery on top of the mountain, or maybe just visit the Yakuoin Temple, then casual clothes appropriate for the season will be sufficient. However, if you are planning to take the cable car on the way up and climb down on foot, climb up from the Kyotaki Waterfall to the top of the mountain, or traverse from the top of the mountain all the way to Mt. Jinba, you will need to wear appropriate clothes and footwear. You must at least make sure your clothes are appropriate for the season, and you have rainwear, extra clothes, a water flask, and emergency food with you.
A. Although it was possible to do this in the past, due to the bad manners of some riders and frequent accidents involving other hikers, the use of bicycles was prohibited.
A. Since the path from the Takao Station halfway up the mountain to the Yakuoin Temple is paved, it is possible to ride up in the cable car and go from the station to the temple in a wheelchair. Going beyond the temple, higher up the mountain, is difficult because there are stairs along the way and the disabled person will have to be carried up.
An alternative route is to take Trail 3 by using the detour path that leads from the side of the temple and joins the trail further up. Once you are on Trail 3, turn right to climb to the top.
The trail is wide enough for even a car to pass through, and it has a gentle slope all the way to the vicinity of the summit and no rugged spots, allowing a wheelchair to be pushed up easily. Although part of the trail towards the end is steeper, and may need a little more effort, it is possible to go all the way to the top.
|Q1||Are fires allowed on Mt. Takao?|
|Q2||How far up the mountain can I go with a car or motorbike?|
|Q3||Are visitors allowed to collect insects on Mt. Takao?|
|Q4||Are there any areas for disposing waste?|
|Q5||Can I take my pet with me?|
|Q6||Where are the toilets located?|
|Q7||Is camping allowed on Mt. Takao?|
A. Open fires are prohibited in all areas of Mt. Takao. You can use a cooking stove or a cartridge-type burner, but utmost consideration must be given to safety.
A. "Omotesando Course (Trail 1)" Although the Omotesando Course (Trail 1) is paved, it is closed to public vehicles, including motorbikes and bicycles. (The same is true for the unpaved trails)
A. Collecting insects is not prohibited, but from the point of view of nature conservation, we prefer that you do not. Taking out wild grass, plants, and birds is punishable by law. Our company prohibits the collection of insects around the cable car station and inside the station grounds.
A. You are requested to carry waste back with you. Discarding waste on Mt. Takao not only harms the natural environment, but it also ruins the scenery. In particular, please refrain from throwing waste down into the valleys along the trails. Tossing cigarette butts is especially dangerous, because they may not have been properly extinguished and can end up causing a forest fire. Recently, the dumping of plastic bottles has become a conspicuous problem. Please ensure you take all your garbage back with you.
A. According to the Tokyo Municipal Government, there are no rules against taking a pet such as a dog into natural parks, including Mt. Takao. However, considering the impact pets may have on the natural ecosystem, it is recommended you refrain from doing so.
A. For a detailed description of the location of toilets, please refer to the "Hiking Trails"
A. In semi-national parks camping (putting up a tent) outside designated areas is prohibited. The nearest camping area is the Hikagezawa Camp Site about a one-hour walk from the top of Mt. Takao.