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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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A nice escape.

We were staying in the heart of Shinjuku, and we decided to take this day trip to get some hiking in. There are multiple trails to choose from for most fitness levels, or there is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Greater Perth, Australia
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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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Fife
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Once you get off the train it is simple to figure out your route, there are maps at the station also. follow the crowds towards the base of the mountain and there you can select the route to go up - I took Trail 1 up which is paved the whole way. The section to the top of the cable... More 

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Greater Perth, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We were staying in the heart of Shinjuku, and we decided to take this day trip to get some hiking in. There are multiple trails to choose from for most fitness levels, or there is a cable car that you can take as well. Despite the amount of people that were there, because it was the weekend, it was still... More 

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

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

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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Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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Address: Address: Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 42-664-7872
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kanto  >  Tokyo Prefecture  >  Hachioji

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