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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have hiked this mountain before, but this time I took the bus from Mitake station to the cable car station. The cable car goes up this incredibly steep ascent, where I kept praying that the cable would not break. Then at the top you...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank kenwdelong
Reviewed 19 June 2018

This was a very nice day trip, walking around and seeing nature at it's finest. We not only got to see Mt. Mitake, but we also hiked along the Tama river, enjoying the beautiful scenery and waterways. Once the temp got up into the mid...More

Date of experience: June 2018
3  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 12 June 2018

It was such an easy hike and at the same time had a breathtaking view. I would suggest to pack a picnic because there are a number of beautiful spots to sit and enjoy food with nature. It is also better to climb Mt. Mitake...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank janani s
Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

My wife and I visited Mitakesan while stationed in Japan. We have been exploring Tokyo here recently, and wanted a change of scenery. Mitakesan was exactly that! The mountain is accessible by cable car which is very clean and looks reliable. There is a small...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank chaisel2014
Reviewed 30 December 2017

It is still within the Tokyo, a hidden gem to be discovered. For those longing for peaceful nature, cold breeze, trekking, traditional Japanese Shinto shrine, this is for you! Accessible by JR Ome line to Mitake station, then by bus to Cable car station to...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank adamgoh30
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Mt.Mitake is the sacred place in Okutama. It takes you about one hour from Takimoto to Mitake without riding the cable car. If you get on the cable car, you can go to the shrine and the rock garden easily. The shrine is calm and...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank HiroakiK78
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Mitake Tozan Railway is a company which runs a traditional cable car line that was built in 1927. The funicular line runs from the lower station, Takimoto; el 408m, which is in the middle of Mt. Mitake, to the mountain, upper station, Mitakesan; el 831m,...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank DrJayMic
Reviewed 2 June 2017

The tall trees at Mount Mitake were really exceptionally stunning. I also enjoyed the cable car ride up the mountain. On the ride back, the cable car driver made funny comments and treated the ride like a radio program. The restaurants were fewer than I...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank LindieB2
Reviewed 16 February 2017

Mount Mitake is about 950 meters above sea level. It can be reached by subway and bus within 2,5 hours from Shinjuku Station (by JR Chuo Line and Ome Line). The cable car cost JPY 1,300 (round trip). I suggest go here during autumn (late...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Andreas J
Reviewed 4 January 2017

After a few days in crowded Tokyo, we relished the chance to escape to the mountains to do a bit of hiking, and to walk off all the goodies we had eaten the last couple of days. We started the hike at the cable car...More

Date of experience: December 2016
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Sumit D
29 December 2016|
Response from HarukaS118 |
I can't recommend you so much to hike Mt.Mitake in December. Most people use a ropeway.I'll recommend to use it.
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Asha C
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Response from Sailgirl62 | Reviewed this property |
About and hour and a half but it all depends on where in Tokyo you start!