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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
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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Beautiful hiking near Tokyo

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 26, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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Sharjah
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

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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St. Louis, MO
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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Took the train on a brief 45 min ride from Tokyo. It was a brilliant sunny day. The chair lift ride part way up the mountain was a great way to enjoy the scenery and save one's legs. Along the walk up the easier path, there were food stalls along the way serving all manner of drinks, sweets and food.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

there are many different routes. If you are not a professional hiker, I recommend going up via lift chair or cable car, then go up Route 1, which is the easiest route and you would also walk past most of the temples and statues, and then coming down by Route 4 to the cable car/lift chair station. Route 4 is... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This was an all day excursion. We caught the Keio Line rail from Shinjuku to Mt Takao (Takaosanguchi station). Its about a hour ride with beautiful green scenes along the way. For 1380 yen, you can buy a round trip ticket including a round trip car or chair lift for Mt Takao. This ticket is purchased at the ticket machine... More 

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Osaka-shi, Osaka, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Great to get away from busy Tokyo and escape to the beautiful and quiet Mt Takao. Although still in the City of Tokyo, Mt Takao is a beautiful forest with wonderful walking trails where you can see the birds, bees and trees while listening to the bird calls, frogs and the sounds of silence. Described on JNTO's website as: http://www.jnto.go.jp/eng/location/regional/tokyo/takaosan.html... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Take a day trip pass on Keio Line for unlimited stops on the line. Untimely May 31 2015, the promotion cost was ¥500 per person. Received a souvenir pair of chopsticks at the end once you complete a survey form. Departed from Shinjuku station, went direct to Mt Takao. Remember to take one of the express trains with few stops... More 

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Address: Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 42-664-7872
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Hachioji

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