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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...more
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Mt Takao annually has an autumn festival, and it is quite a beautiful place to visit during that time. The station has an onsen, and a tourist information centre that provides English services. You can either hike or take a chair lift halfway up the mountain (you can use your
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I visited on a clear Tuesday and had an amazing experience. The autumn leaves were gorgeous and I could see Mount Fuji in the distance. I recommend taking the cable car/chairlift, as the hike up to the station does not offer particularly good views.
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We were lucky to have nice sunny weather. The mountain is so so beautiful in autumn. May seniors and kids hiking and had their picnic lunch. Is a must if you visit Tokyo in Autumn.
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Horrible experience. More than half of people are from mainland China. Tons of people every single corner.... horrible and scary. Wasted my beautiful day in Tokyo. I must say they are very good at marketing. Even the view is so-so. There may be some little moment of enjoyment,
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Mt Takao is very accessible in day trip from Tokyo. It took about 55 mins on the special express train from Shinjuku station , 390 yen each way, no changes. Its at its best right now with autumn colours, a beautiful sight at every turn. I walked up track 1 on a Monday, not too
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