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Mt. Takao

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Address: , Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 42-664-7872
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
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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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Easy pleasant walk, mind the crowds!

Follow the crowds. We were caught in a stream of people. It seemed as if half of Tokyo was walking the path with us, all looking for koyo this mid-November day. We printed... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Took a day trip to Mt Takao which is about 1 hour train from Shinjuku. You can purchase discount ticket from Keio station ticket machine. The ticket includes return train ride and also return cable car or chair lift. There are about 6 routes to choose from for the hike. You can visit the webpage for more details. Route 1... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Pick up a walking route map from the train station. Route 6 was a pleasant accent and route 1 was a tarmarced route past the temple so a good decent. Both were well signposted. Plenty of places to eat and shop at the bottom and also a few on route 1.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

Follow the crowds. We were caught in a stream of people. It seemed as if half of Tokyo was walking the path with us, all looking for koyo this mid-November day. We printed Google Maps before we left home and we were pleased to have our own maps since those available on site were all in Japanese. Tall trees lined... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

Took a short trip from Tokyo, take Keoi line from Shinjuku 390 Yen and 50 mins. From the base of mountain there is a short cable car ride costing 920 Yen return to mid-way of the mountain. From there can consider 5 different trials up to the top. Along the way there are shops, temples. On a clear day you... More 

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Pathum Thani, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Takaosan is about 1 hour away from Tokyo. It took me about 2 hours walking from the train station to the top. The view is beautiful. Unfortunately it was cloudy so I didn't see Fujisan.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

I was prepared for the mass Tokyo crowd that would rapidly populate the mountain after 9 AM, so I left at just before 6 AM from Shinjuku station via the first KEIO line local service to Takao Sanguchi station. Took me 90 minutes and arrived at half 7. However from 8 AM there are weekend only Semi-Special Express services that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Lovely hike, great scenery all the way up and a beautiful view from the top of the mountain. The food we purchased at the mountain top was amazing. Although it is highly tiring to do the 4 km hike up and 4km hike down, the result is worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Mt Takao is a nice place to enjoy nature without having to travel too far from Tokyo (where "too far from Tokyo" is a relative term). Although it is a popular location on weekends, we didn't find it that crowded on a summer Saturday. The English version of the park website is very good and should be consulted. The most... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We drove to Mt Takao from Yokohama. on weekends it would take about 2 hours due to the traffic. Once we arrived, we took the cable car up and hike all the way to the top. our 3 year old went walked all the way up by himself. It was a beer festival that weekend a lot of people. on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The walk up the mountain is really nice, and there are a couple of alternative ways up the mountain which are clearly marked at the bottom of the mountain. Some nice temples along the way, and the view is beautiful from the top. We took the ropeway down, which was a nice and peaceful ride.

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