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Mt. Takao

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Address: Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 42-664-7872
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Fee: No
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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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Very nice, a lots of culturel sites. Easy hike. You can get a cable car or a chairlift to go up.

You have to plan a full day for Takao. Early morning train, and then chose to hike. There is also other mointain you can reach around Takao, the office at the entrance can give... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You have to plan a full day for Takao. Early morning train, and then chose to hike. There is also other mointain you can reach around Takao, the office at the entrance can give you a very good map. You can take Keio Takao Line, at the Shinjuku Station. It about 1 hour from Shinjuku and cost around 400Y, but... More 

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Bergamo, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

You can both spend half a day or an entire day escape trip from downtown Tokyo By simply walking, shopping or going to great popular onsen

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The view at the top is work the climb. I kept repeating that to myself on the way up. We walked trail 1 (of 6) as the guidebooks and reviews said that if offers a way to see every site there is. And his is true. But.... The 4.1km hike is steep. Especially the first 2.5km. I you aren't in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

Day trip up Mt Takoa with a 2 year old & 6 month old. Cable car cuts out some of the ascent for little legs. After that the path is easy to follow through various shrines & temples to the viewpoint at the top. Massively commercialised and very busy on a Sunday but great views and an easy trip out... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2016

Takaosan is the affectionate name the locals call Mt Takao. I usually look for some easy-to-get-to nature treks whenever i have some spare time in Tokyo(to take a break from the retail therapy and oishi eats!) Takaosanguchi station is about an hour from Shinjuku on the Keio line. I bought the ticket that included the chair lift and cable car,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

After spending several days in down-town Tokyo, went to Takaosan was a very good choice. I recommended if you have a long time Tokyo, this place is not far from downtown and very easy to get there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

If you're sick of cities but don't have time to head to Mount Fuji or out of Tokyo, just take a train down to Takaosanguchi station, grab a map at the visitor counter and proceed to the base of the mountain, which is the entrance to the cable car station. Upon reaching the station at the midpoint of the mountain,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice place to start your day. If sky clear, you could see good view of Mt Fuji. There are 4 trails you can try. We chose the difficult one. There is also cable car. One can use that too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

I actually went to Mt. Takao on the way to Tokyo from Kawaguchiko. It was easy to get to and is a great choice for a day trip. I took the chairlift up and down, but from the middle I went up on Trail 4 and down on Trail 1 and 3. Trail 4 definitely felt like hiking, but it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

This place seems somewhere locals go during the weekends. We arrived at 9:00 while locals are everywhere and we had to lined up for the tickets and cable. The scenery was fantastic. We bought some roasted rice ball from a vendor outside the cable station; it tasted amazingly good, too.

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