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Address: Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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+81 42-664-7872
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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An hour outside Tokyo by train, Mt. Takao is popular among city dwellers...

An hour outside Tokyo by train, Mt. Takao is popular among city dwellers for the views from its seven hiking trails. To enjoy the view without the work, take the cable car or chairlift to the top and visit the Takaosan Yakuoin Yuuki-ji Temple, founded in 744.

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Miles of trails right in west Tokyo

I am an amateur radio operator and so I frequently go up there for the elevation it provides. Takao is an excellent day trip from Tokyo to experience some hiking or trekking to... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I am an amateur radio operator and so I frequently go up there for the elevation it provides. Takao is an excellent day trip from Tokyo to experience some hiking or trekking to Mt. Jimba which is higher and about 10 kilometers from Mt. Takao. Well worth the visit and there is a cable car that tackles the hard part... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

If you love nature, this is suit for you! I spent more than 8 hours stayed on the mount Takao. There are not only nature but also have some local shops that you can buy some souvenirs.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Route 1 very busy and tiring downhill. Route 6 was a nice uphill. On march 12 there was a nice matsuri with religious people walking barefoot over warm ashes (loads of people)

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just outside of Tokyo this is a popular attraction for locals and visitors so avoid on weekends. Great walks to the top with english signed notes on displays. Another popular shrine is on this mountain and if you are lucky with the weather you can see Mt Fuji. They have a chairlift or tramway for the lazy to get you... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Decided to go to Mt. Takao as an option to view Mt. Fuji. It being winter, going to the lakes near Fuji was dropped from the itinerary due to the cold and physical limitations of some members of our little party. Sadly, we did not see Mt. Fuji when we visited. However, it was a very nice hiking trail. Refreshing... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2017

You can take the cable-car or chairlift to midway of the mountain and continue onto hiking trails from there. During autumn, the queue for the cable-car (not sure about the chairlift) can take more than 45min! Mt Takao is really popular with the locals. I bought the Keio discount package which includes train tickets from Shinjuku, as well as tickets... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

This mountain is located 1 hour by train from Shinjuku. We reached to the mountain trails in 5 minutes by foot from the station. There were nine climbing trails there. No.1 was the easiest and it was paved road to the top. That road was a bit boring for me, but it was easy. Since No. 6 and No. 9... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2017 via mobile

This mountain is so beautiful with many ancient temples. The fresh air and the beautiful view from the height of 500 meters will absolutely make you overwhelmed. You can also see Fuji mountain from the top of Takao. Must try in the spring

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017

This is the hiking "bedroom" of Tokyo, about as close as you can get to stretch your legs and be in nature. For a one-day hike, as for as Jimba-san, give Mt. Takao a whirl. You will find the pedestrian access about an hour from Shinjuku Station on the Keio Line to Takao-san Guchi at the end of the line.... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

Its a terrible place to take your family. its a cold mountain, its not even a large mountain and there is a terrible and dangerous chair lift to the top and at the top there is nothing there just a monkey museum WHICH THEY MAKE YOU PAY TO ENTER, and the view was so foggy I couldnt see anything, I... More 

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