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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
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 5 days ago

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

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank JimmySumKahWai
Reviewed April 22, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank captain801
Reviewed April 14, 2019

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

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Simple_Clover
Reviewed April 6, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2019
3  Thank Bakar5565
Reviewed March 28, 2019

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

Date of experience: February 2019
3  Thank Ed C
Reviewed March 20, 2019

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.

Date of experience: March 2019
Thank Jessica K
Reviewed March 13, 2019

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. About...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Shian L
Reviewed March 10, 2019 via mobile

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

Date of experience: March 2019
1  Thank Amber H
Reviewed March 8, 2019

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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank TheJackeh
Reviewed February 4, 2019

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.

Date of experience: January 2019
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April 6, 2019|
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Response from Amber H | Reviewed this property |
I believe they should still be blooming. It truly depends on the weather. They're still blooming where I live.
June 13, 2018|
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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
November 30, 2017|
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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