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Mt. Takao

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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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Great Family Climb

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 26, 2015
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Tokyo, Japan
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

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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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Mt Takao is a short hour drive from Tokyo. We went in early Dec and the place was crowded with visitors. There is a ropeway which you would have to take and then make you way up to the top on foot. You would pass many shrines which are interesting to stop by. The view up there is breathtaking. We... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I went there on a weekday thinking it may not be as crowded as on the weekend, however, was a bit disappointed as it was still pretty packed with folks. Nevertheless, a very nice walk up, not terribly strenuous, nice view of the fall leaves, etc. Take the cablecar up and the chairlift down. Nice time, especially with family.

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Tokyo, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

I was a long-term resident of Hachioji and used to go here frequently. Unfortunately, since it was published on Michelin, it became very crowded. The holidays are very quiet in Japan compared to other parts of the globe. If you find yourself in Tokyo or Hachioji during New Year's Eve, I would highly recommend going up Mt Takao by cable... More 

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Manila, Philippines
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Autumn Hike was great since its one of the best spot to see autumn colors. Mt Fuji and Tokyo skyline was the best part in reaching the summit. Food stalls were available in every pit stop and there are several trail for you to choose. You can see several attractions along the trail like Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple, Onna-zaka, Buddhist Stupa,... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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106 reviews 106 reviews
79 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

京王高尾山口駅からケーブルカー駅へ。1時間待ち。相変わらずの人気。急坂、天気も良く人の行列、紅葉を見に来たが、ターミナル駅の朝の通勤と同じ混雑にうんざり、夜自分の足で登った方が数段よろしい。steep slope.conjested,being fed up with seeing tons of people which is same as commuting in the terminal station in tokyo.wont go again.agree?

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Ontario, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

We are a couple in our late 50's and are active hikers at home in Canada. Our host in Tokyo suggested a day trip to Mt. Takao. The park is an easy train trip form Tokyo on the private Keio Line or the JR Chuo Line (for those visitors - like us - with a Japan Rail Pass). At the... More 

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