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Address: Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 42-664-7872
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
Description: 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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Mt takao is a fantastic place to visit to get out of the big city vibe of Tokyo. A day trip is suffice but we are actually planning a visit back. Chair llifts are so much fun but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

Mt takao is a fantastic place to visit to get out of the big city vibe of Tokyo. A day trip is suffice but we are actually planning a visit back. Chair llifts are so much fun but beware if you are afraid of heights! Amazing walking paths avaiable. We visited the monkey park for a small admission fee and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Noted there was a Buddhist Fire Cleansing/Walking festival at Mt. Takao each year on the 2nd Sunday in March (8 March 2015) so decided on an entire day trip to see the area. Easy access to Shinjuku subway station and then transfer to the Keio Line (stop 1) all the way to Takaosanguchi station (Stop 53, the end) - look... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place was amazing. We ended up getting the subway to as far as we thought we could go only to get lost in a small city near the base of Mt. Takao. Well worth it. I'd recommend hiking up (if you are fit and able) as it was much more rewarding to experience it at the top. Make sure... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited Mt Takao during the autumn season. The scenery is beautiful. Colors of the leaves, sweet smell, fresh cool air. Be prepared to do some walking. There are areas where you need to climb some steps. The area is clean and well maintained. You may take the cable car if you don't like hiking. Refreshments are available but limited. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We made the trek to Mt. Takao from Tokyo to watch the sunrise for New Years Day, a tradition amongst the locals. Which included getting a train at 3am in the freezing cold Tokyo winter... but it was definitely worth it, an extremely memorable experience. The view was breathtaking. You can hike up the mountain, but there are also other... More 

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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were taken to Mt. Takao by our friend. We took the ropeway which is more of a rail track that climbs up very steeply. - almost at 75 degree angle. So once you reach there do look down to see the slope of the rails. From here we walked up to the top of Mt. Takao. There is a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

If you need to get out of the city, this is a great little day outing. There is a cable car or a chair lift if you don't want to hike up the whole mountain. Many soba restaurants, bathrooms, vending machines, and souvenir shops along the way. We took our toddler and used the cable car. We were able to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We really enjoyed visiting Takao for the fantastic views over Tokyo on a clear day and the nice forrest with temples and shrines. Taking the chairlift up the mountain was a highlight of the trip, a lot of fun (although my hubby who is afraid of heights was a little scared). Well worth a visit. Make sure you allow enough... More 

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Yokohama-shi, Kanagawa, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

毎年この時期に、紅葉とアウトドアクッキングをenjoyしに行ってます 山頂で楽しむ燻製とビールは最高! 手ぶらで行っても、途中途中に団子や豚まん、甘酒やおでんなどあったかいものも販売していますし、外国人の­登山者と会話するのも楽しいですよ(=^x^=) 行きは登山して、帰りはリフトかロープウェイがオススメ! デートなら、往復リフトやロープウェイで行って、景色とグルメを楽しむだけでもよいかも! 東京にある最高の自然観光地 which goes so that enjoy does colored leaves and outdoor cooking every year at this time.Smoking and the beer to enjoy on the mountaintop are the best! Even if it goes empty-handed, the warm thing sells a dumpling and a steamed meat bun, sweet alcoholic drink made from sake lees or oden in the... More 

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Mons, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Managable with a family as a 1/2 day event. Look for clear weather to maximixe the experience. About 4-6 visits will be needed to actually hit all the trails, of which half are paved, and half are natural. (Fees for lifts are clear on the website, but it can be a free event)

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