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Mt. Takao

Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture 193-0844, Japan
+81 42-664-7872
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As featured in Daytrips from Tokyo
Ranked #1 of 19 attractions in Hachioji
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

I totally disagree with most of the comments. Takao isn't quiet. At least when I went there there was a queue pretty much everywhere. Even while going up it was a long road full of people. So if you want to enjoy the biggest crowd you've ever seen around the mountain, that's the place to go.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

After a few days in Tokyo, we really needed to get out of the city and into some open space. We'd seen Mt Takao mentioned in a "20 things you must do in Tokyo" video and decided to give it a shot. Getting there is relatively easy, there is a train that takes you right to the base of the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I dont know about you, but I can't do city activities continuously on end without a break. Mt Takao was a good break (about half day) from the city and gave a chance for me to put in some physical exercise, and the chance to breathe in fresh air! I took one of the harder/longer trail roads up and it... More

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Los Angeles, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been climbing mountains all my life. This has a few trails but they are all short. Trail number 1 is all paved and has a few shrines so you should definitely go down that way and walk up another way such as trail 6. Everyone says hi when they pass each other on the smaller trails, very friendly,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014 via mobile

We went to Mount Takeo to see the last of the cherry blossom and we were lucky enough to see a good selection of trees in bloom.It was a very enjoyable days walk topped off by a splendid view in the distance of Mount Fuji. All in all a very nice day and a highlight of our trip to Japan.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was at Hachioji and decided to visit Mt Takao. There are 2 ways on the train to mt Takao. Either the Keio train or the JR train. On the JR train would need to change at Takao station. Keio train will be direct to the final stop. Once you get out of the train station, turn right and walk... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Great walking trails. Lots of scenic places. See Mount Fuji on a clear day. Vista of the entire city of Tokyo from the summit of Mount Takao. Nice restaurants at the foot near the cable car station. Soba is good.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The red leaves view there was amazing. I liked the street with small houses selling traditional products and food. I enjoyed the "Tororo Soba" lunch in a traditional restaurant which established in 1912. By the way, going there by the train from Shinjuku was very convenient. The ticket was cheap.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013 via mobile

A place perfect for nature seekers. One can take the cable car going up while others can walk. Too bad we arrived at around 4pm and we needed to hurry cause down below there is also an attaction called the trick museum which closes by 6pm. If I were you, travel here early cause the whole area seems a lot... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

This mountain is ideal for those who want to get away from the city for a day and take in a great view and fresh air. It will not take you away from the crowds however as it is probably one of the popular weekend family destinations that puts you outside with nature without any need of serious climbing equipment.... More

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