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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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Busy but fun

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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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Nonthaburi, Thailand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 11, 2016 via mobile

Mt Takao is a short 50min ride for 390 yen one way from Shinjuku on the keio line. This is a small mountain encompassing several Buddhist shrines and temples. Well frequented in the weekend i understand Mt Takao is worth a visit on a weekday if you want a change of pace from the Tokyo hustle. There are several trails... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016

Mount Takao is at the end of the Keio line, 'Takaosanguchi' which roughly translates to the 'mouth of Mount Takao'. It is very well set out with plenty of restroom and seats for hikers as well as snack shops, omiyage (souvenir shops) and soba shops. We didn't arrive at the base until around midday. We decided on Trail 6 up... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely place to escape the busy life of Tokyo. We walked up trail 6. This is more of a nature walk and a little more difficult than the concrete path. Plus you also miss the school children crowds. Missed out on the view of Mt Fuji as it was in cloud.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016 via mobile

Caught the trolley car up, still a way to walk to the summit but well worth the view. Refreshing beer at the summit and then hiked Trail 6 down, following the river. No bins so be prepared to bring your rubbish back down the mountain with you.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

A direct train from Shinjuku brings you to the base of this hill. You can either take the cable car or walk up many of the trails. A particularly nice option is the small path that winds up through the woods beside a stream. It was very busy when we went, but it was Golden Week. From the hilltop you... More 

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