At Mt. Takao, you can go hiking, monkey-viewing, beer drinking & firewalking just an hour from Tokyo.
Hours of cable car/chairlift to the top:8:00 – 21:15. (Note: These change seasonally. Detailed info about first and last departures here.
Cable car/chairlift ticket prices: Adult round trip: ¥930, (one way: ¥480), Children (3-12) round trip: ¥460 (one way: ¥340).
While you’re in Japan, read a novel set in Tokyo!