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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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Good 1 day trip from Shinjuku, Tokyo

It is after a long time that I decided to go for trekking and since I was staying in Shinjuku, Mount Takao was a good choice. Well, most of the tourist places around Tokyo is well... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

It is after a long time that I decided to go for trekking and since I was staying in Shinjuku, Mount Takao was a good choice. Well, most of the tourist places around Tokyo is well connected by subways/metros, reaching Mt. Takao (or Takaosanguchi station) is also easy from Shinjuku as it takes around 1 hr by Keio rail. I... More 

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Hachioji, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

You can take various routes to the top of the mountains depending on you interests. Now the place is so popular that you may not like to see too many people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

We took our 2 & 4 year old children and had a huge adventure. It is a big day out of Tokyo and we took strollers but definitely worth it. The chair lift had no restrictions which we found interesting however a very exciting trip up the mountain. Beautiful surrounds. Monkey park only $5 aud so cheap enough. We walked... More 

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Yokohama, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Not sure if you like hiking? Not sure if you are good at it? Mt. Takao is a great place to start. There are 6 trails (which i know of) to get to the peak and they are fairly easy. Trek up using the nature trails and you will get a hang of Level 1 and 2 climbs. Trails 5... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I really loved the Takao san experience. It was breathtaking and memorable! It took me about 2 hours to get to the top but it was certainly worth doing!

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東京
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Mt.Takao is suitable for beginner hiker. Some Part of the hiking road is paved. Besides You can experience crossing a suspension bridge. Undoubtly there's a bit serene , I feel too much hiker visit there. On the top ,stalls stand side by side. So you can eat a light meal there.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Mt. Takao is relatively close to the centre of Tokyo. It takes about 1 hour to reach the base of the mountain by train from Shinjuku. However on holidays, it is very crowded. If you want to buy a drink, buy it at the base! The price steeply increases as you go up the mountain. There are many trails that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015 via mobile

Serene and quiet place near thr bustling city of Tokyo. A goood place away from the tourists too.. with lots of locals mainly the elderly there hiking up the mountain. Took the chairlift and it was very fun. Maybe it was a weekday thus it was very quiet with rarely a person in sight at the chairlift. Try the dango... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

Mt Takao offers great hiking trails up and around the peak. And if you go on a clear day, Mt Fuji can be seen and of course a really nice view over Tokyo. There is a cable car and a chair lift you could take if climbing up is not your thing. From Shinjuku, you take the Keio line to... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were excited to take the chair lift. It is more interesting than taking the cable car. There is no seat belt so it would be quite exciting to take than down the mountain. We were unlucky not to be able to see mt fuji from the top of the mountain. the path isn't hard to walk. good for everyone!... More 

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