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Mt. Takao

Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Great views up top

A nice mountain with great views on top. There are many little temples on your hike up. There might... read more

Reviewed 13 January 2013
Zurich, Switzerland
Autumnal Fun!

The colors of the red and orange leaves were spectacularly vibrant! My friend and I had loads of... read more

Reviewed 27 December 2012
Kuala Lumpur
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (33 reviews)
“cable car” (84 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Reviewed 13 January 2013

A nice mountain with great views on top. There are many little temples on your hike up. There might be a lot of people but that doesn't ruin it because you're still in nature. After your visit here, try going to Ukai Toriyama.

Thank frog_in_swizterland
Reviewed 27 December 2012

The colors of the red and orange leaves were spectacularly vibrant! My friend and I had loads of fun goofing around with the leaves (we're originally from a place with no Autumn season). We hiked rather than took the cable car but further up the...More

Thank smellyocheese
Reviewed 11 December 2012

It was a clear sunny but crisp autumn day and Mt Takao beckoned. The autumn colours were in full swing and we started out from Takaosanguchi Station. We hadn't reckoned on it being a festival day and also being a Sunday it was very crowded....More

Thank swordfish24
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Spur of the moment decision. Day was clear and cool and we expected vibrant autumn colors. We weren’t disappointed. My son and I have climbed Fuji, my wife fondly remembers climbing a nearby Mt. with friends. It was an easy hike up well marked trails....More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 2 October 2012

We visited Mount Takao, as I needed a break from the city. You can easily do Takao itself as a day trip from Tokyo. It's about an hour on the private train line from Shinjuku station. We wanted to see Mount Fuji, but when we...More

Thank Inaccurately
Reviewed 1 October 2012 via mobile

TRANSPORTATION We had the Japan Rail Pass (JRP), so we used it to get to Takao station on the JR Chou Line (Rapid Service). We then had to switch to the Keio Line to go one stop to Takaosanguchi Station at a cost of ¥120pp....More

1  Thank Mr_Penny-wise
Reviewed 6 September 2012

Takao is just an hour from Shinjuku station on the Chuo line. Lovely place to visit for a nature walk and some local color. Autumn is a great time to go. Easy hiking and some lively activities most of the year.

2  Thank Dekakuri
Reviewed 11 July 2012

Beautiful hikes inside Tokyo. Natural beauty combined with shrines and shops.

Thank Tony B
Reviewed 30 May 2012

You start off with some generic temples and a lot of casual hikers, but if you keep exploring the trails you can go on for what seems like forever and the trails can become very challenging if you press on past the summit to other...More

1  Thank Voodew
Reviewed 17 April 2012

I'm living in Takao, so I have had the opportunity to hike all over Mt Takao this spring. The blossoms are worth the trip alone (in April), but it's worth coming any time. There are about 5 trails to the top from the main entrance....More

2  Thank Supercords
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Nearby Attractions
Mt. Takao Chairlift
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131 reviews
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Mt. Takao Cable Car
193 reviews
.45 km away
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Alexandra M
1 March 2017|
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Response from PrincessTokyo | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I know it can be done faster, but we've done the same trek three times and we took about 4 hours to climb trail #6 and descend on trail #1. That gave us left plenty of time to take photos along the way, grab a quick bite... More
Sumit D
29 December 2016|
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Response from Marina S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was there 12/29/2017 , beautiful view when You reach the TOP, it was a bit cold, just need to wear appropriate clothes!... of course this weekend was a bit crowded bc of CNY👍
19 July 2016|
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Response from Hoai My W | Reviewed this property |
Yes it was. Come early