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Address: Mitakesan, Ome 198-0175, Tokyo Prefecture
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Try the hike from Musashi-itsukaichi

My friend and I visited Mt Mitake on a day trip from Tokyo in November 2015. We took the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku to Tachikawa, then the Itsukaichi line to the end of the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed November 25, 2015
Andy M
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Canberra, Australia
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Canberra, Australia
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127 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

My friend and I visited Mt Mitake on a day trip from Tokyo in November 2015. We took the JR Chuo Line from Shinjuku to Tachikawa, then the Itsukaichi line to the end of the line: Musashi-Itsukaichi. We picked up water, pork buns and onigiri at the kombini at the station were walking by 10:30am. We walked through the picturesque... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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153 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We came here for the autumn foliage and stayed the night on the mountain at a Japanese family-run inn. A very scenic and peaceful getaway! We combined it with a day in Okutama, which has even better autumn leaves. From Mitake Station, the bus stop to the cable car is to the left up the street. Because the bus was... More 

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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015 via mobile

This is a great place! About 2 hrs by train from Tokyo, but quite simple to get there. When you get to Mitake station take a bus to the gondola and I would recommend taking the gondola up to the halfway point. Definitely check out the waterfalls as they are the highlight in my opinion. I highly recommend this as... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015 via mobile

Went here by invitation of a friend. I took the train from Nakano and I only needed to change once to reach the place. Worth seeing and it was easy to access. dont think that it is a real hiking,we can reach half of the peak by cable car and then enjoyed some scenic view ( including Tokyo skytree from... More 

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2 Thank Isviya
Phuket, Thailand
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65 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Mt. Mitake is a train ride west of Tokyo, not difficult to get to and a gateway to great hikes and scenic views. I was lucky enough to visit during the cherry blossoms and it was amazing! If you want to escape from the hustle of the city, just go. There is a tram to take to the top of... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We stayed on the mountain for 2 nights at komadori sanso. There are so many beautiful sights to see and clear fresh mountain air. There is a walk that takes about 2/2.5hrs that guides you through some beautiful waterfalls. If you are not a seasoned hiker, I would still highly recommend this walk. Just take a water bottle and some... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We hiked Mt. Mitake after Mt. Fuji, so for us it was an easy hike. The trees are huge and beautiful, we enjoyed the quiet mountain village and the Shinto and Buddhist shrines and the waterfall. We participated in Takiygo training and really enjoyed participating in the spiritual ceremony.

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Quito, Ecuador
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5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I had just two days in tokyo, and after day one I was ready to get out of the city. I have always been fascinated by japanese rural landscapes, and was very pleased with Mt. Mitake. From shrines, to a small village, with a gorgeous view of Tokyo in one direction and a mountain view that perfectly matched my conception... More 

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Tiburon, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

went during fall season and it was gorgeous.. Nice atmosphere around mountains and forests, you can either take the cable car to go up and down or hike..

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3 Thank audrey v
Tokyo, Japan
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Had been to Mitake-san in early May and trust me, the freshness in the air can literally be felt. The trails are amazing and surprises you with some of the breathtaking landscapes quite often. Please pack some eatables from Tokyo/Highway Pit-stops. There is a small store at the base station but can offer only the basic eatables. Hiking shoes necessary... More 

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