There is a cable car that you can take for 100-yen round trip. If you are over the age of 65, the ride is free.
The well manicured bottom of the spiral slide. It's prettier than my pictures shows.
I think you are supposed to wait until an attendant is up at the top before you go down the slide. When we got to the bottom there were several workers waving their hands at us. The start of the slide is really high up there!
The slide entrance is halfway across this bridge.