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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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take the chair lift!

We were excited to take the chair lift. It is more interesting than taking the cable car. There is no seat belt so it would be quite exciting to take than down the mountain. We... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 7, 2015
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Hong Kong, China
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71 reviews 71 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We were excited to take the chair lift. It is more interesting than taking the cable car. There is no seat belt so it would be quite exciting to take than down the mountain. We were unlucky not to be able to see mt fuji from the top of the mountain. the path isn't hard to walk. good for everyone!... More 

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Park City, Utah, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

So, after a few days of Tokyo "population" my husband wanted something a bit more serene. It was a bit of a cloudy and rainy day (beginning of April and a Sunday) so we went for it. LOVED IT. Took the train from Shinjiku. Went up route 6. Very fun, and a bit of a hike. We love to hike,... More 

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Bogor, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

I'm an amateur hikers and this mountain is perfect for me. The hiking trail is not that hard, I even see a lot of little kids and grannies hike this mountain. This mountain is a great getaway from the busy Tokyo if you are tired with it. It's only a short trip from Tokyo so you can access it easily... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Mt takao is a fantastic place to visit to get out of the big city vibe of Tokyo. A day trip is suffice but we are actually planning a visit back. Chair llifts are so much fun but beware if you are afraid of heights! Amazing walking paths avaiable. We visited the monkey park for a small admission fee and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

Noted there was a Buddhist Fire Cleansing/Walking festival at Mt. Takao each year on the 2nd Sunday in March (8 March 2015) so decided on an entire day trip to see the area. Easy access to Shinjuku subway station and then transfer to the Keio Line (stop 1) all the way to Takaosanguchi station (Stop 53, the end) - look... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

This place was amazing. We ended up getting the subway to as far as we thought we could go only to get lost in a small city near the base of Mt. Takao. Well worth it. I'd recommend hiking up (if you are fit and able) as it was much more rewarding to experience it at the top. Make sure... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Visited Mt Takao during the autumn season. The scenery is beautiful. Colors of the leaves, sweet smell, fresh cool air. Be prepared to do some walking. There are areas where you need to climb some steps. The area is clean and well maintained. You may take the cable car if you don't like hiking. Refreshments are available but limited. You... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We made the trek to Mt. Takao from Tokyo to watch the sunrise for New Years Day, a tradition amongst the locals. Which included getting a train at 3am in the freezing cold Tokyo winter... but it was definitely worth it, an extremely memorable experience. The view was breathtaking. You can hike up the mountain, but there are also other... More 

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Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We were taken to Mt. Takao by our friend. We took the ropeway which is more of a rail track that climbs up very steeply. - almost at 75 degree angle. So once you reach there do look down to see the slope of the rails. From here we walked up to the top of Mt. Takao. There is a... More 

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Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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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