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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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After past few trips to Tokyo we tell ourselves this time we must visit the famous Mt Takao when we are in Tokyo again..
Started early from Nippori to Shinjuku where we took the Kieo Line limited xpress of 50+ mins to reach Takao Sanguchiko...More
My brother and I went up on a weekday, so there weren't many crowds. We both took trail 6 up, which was fairly easy for the most part. The path can be pretty slippery and uneven at times, so watch your footing.
The view at...More
Popular mountain that is easily accessible from Tokyo. About an hour away from Tokyo, take train to Takao Station to reach the trailhead.
There are several trails available to choose from depending on your fitness level. There are also chairlift for those who are tired....More
One trip per japan visit. Thats 6 times a year!
When u google, how to get there, remember, its takao sanguchiko station ( not mt. takao!). At the station, follow the crowd for 5 minutes to the base terminal. Then, 2 option, tram or chair-lift....More
Mt. Takao was amazing for a quick getaway from the Tokyo for a day. I only hiked the main route up which is pretty easy (more like an easy walk on paved trail). However, I did try to explore some different trails on the way...More
Pro: Still technically in Tokyo, Direct train from Shinjuku Station, fresh air, break from the city, intermediate hike, not too busy
Con: trails are not numbered as they say online. Need signs in English.
If you are looking to get out of the city for a day, Mt Takao is a great option. A word of warning, it is a popular spot so try to go during the week an avoid public holidays/festivals because it will be packed.
Mt. Takao aka Takao-san was an amazing day trip. Upon arrival I wasn't expecting much, but after taking it all in I know we'll be returning!! There was different places to park your car for 1,00¥. From Sanroku Station we enjoyed a peaceful 12 minute...More
Being one of the few mountains you can hike so close to Tokyo, I suppose this is why this mountain is so highly recommended. It was thrilling to finally reach the top, and to find a temple/shrine. The cable car was a fun experience as...More
We had a nice 6 mile or so hike up to the top and back down. Mt. Fuji was in full view! A wonderful treat because of the clear winter skies. The dango was yummy. Nice cool temperatures, and not too crowded.
Response from TravelTea | Reviewed this property |
Trail #1 is the most popular route (meaning most crowded) & it is wide & paved all the way w/ vendors selling snacks/drinks. However, it is not flat, there are slight inclines and a few stairs along the way. You can use... More
Trail #1 is the most popular route (meaning most crowded) & it is wide & paved all the way w/ vendors selling snacks/drinks. However, it is not flat, there are slight inclines and a few stairs along the way. You can use two walking sticks to help w/ the bad knee.
Response from 876kristyns | Reviewed this property |
Yes! 8am to 1pm is plenty of time to take the train to Takaosanguchi station and the cable car to Mt Takao. I was able to make the round trip hike to the top from the cable car and back down (while stopping for some photos... More
Yes! 8am to 1pm is plenty of time to take the train to Takaosanguchi station and the cable car to Mt Takao. I was able to make the round trip hike to the top from the cable car and back down (while stopping for some photos) in under and hour. I arrived at Takaosanguchi station at 745am, got on the first cable car of the day, went to the top of Mount Takao and was back at the station by 10am. Definitely worth the visit!