Time of year
I visited when the autumn colors were still out and it was a magical experience - the temple itself was unique with tengu (mountain guardian) statues and dango stalls, which was perfect for the chilly weather.
It is on the way to the top of Takao so it is a great place to stop, discover, recharge and take some great photos. It was very busy mid-week when I was there but don't allow that to stop you. Everything is in Japanese and I had no idea what the local people were doing or what…
It’s a temple that you will pass by if you are heading to the top of takaosan. It’s Quite interesting and you can ask for your fortune, also do a few things to purify your soul ! Make sure to stop by and relax yourself here !
This is just a moderately-sized temple on the way up Mt Takao. Quite a few statues of men with beaks. Nothing extraordinary compared to the many beautiful temples and shrines in Japan, but pleasant enough.
The Takaosan Temple is on the way up the hill towards the top of Takao. The displays are really pretty cool to look at, old and sacred. There's numerous places for sitting and meditating, resting and just taking in the peace of the area. try it!