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Mt. Takao

Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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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, founded in 744.
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Reviewed August 22, 2014

Takaosan is a very popular "escape" from Tokyo, and it's not hard to see why. I climbed Takaosan around lunchtime on a quiet weekday in mid-August. I chose climb Trail 6, which passes by Biwa Waterfall. Early on in the trail, there were a few...More

1  Thank Lisa B
Reviewed August 8, 2014

I climbed mt. Takao with wife and 4 years old son in 2013. If it does not snow children can climb to the top. The view is fantastic and it makes people happy ! I recommend to have soba noodles in the small dinner on...More

1  Thank mitsuo_s
Reviewed August 6, 2014

As everyone else says, don't try to go on a weekend or this place will be jammed. I went on a Monday afternoon and had a great time. They have different trails with varying difficulties, but none are very challenging at all. I did trail...More

2  Thank Logan A
Reviewed July 14, 2014

I totally disagree with most of the comments. Takao isn't quiet. At least when I went there there was a queue pretty much everywhere. Even while going up it was a long road full of people. So if you want to enjoy the biggest crowd...More

Thank Afag A
Reviewed June 13, 2014

After a few days in Tokyo, we really needed to get out of the city and into some open space. We'd seen Mt Takao mentioned in a "20 things you must do in Tokyo" video and decided to give it a shot. Getting there is...More

5  Thank Glen J
Reviewed June 8, 2014

I dont know about you, but I can't do city activities continuously on end without a break. Mt Takao was a good break (about half day) from the city and gave a chance for me to put in some physical exercise, and the chance to...More

1  Thank Lavy81
Reviewed May 20, 2014

I have been climbing mountains all my life. This has a few trails but they are all short. Trail number 1 is all paved and has a few shrines so you should definitely go down that way and walk up another way such as trail...More

1  Thank IamJak
Reviewed May 9, 2014

We went to Mount Takeo to see the last of the cherry blossom and we were lucky enough to see a good selection of trees in bloom.It was a very enjoyable days walk topped off by a splendid view in the distance of Mount Fuji....More

1  Thank Stephen M
Reviewed February 12, 2014

I was at Hachioji and decided to visit Mt Takao. There are 2 ways on the train to mt Takao. Either the Keio train or the JR train. On the JR train would need to change at Takao station. Keio train will be direct to...More

16  Thank Jimmy Y
Reviewed January 17, 2014 via mobile

Great walking trails. Lots of scenic places. See Mount Fuji on a clear day. Vista of the entire city of Tokyo from the summit of Mount Takao. Nice restaurants at the foot near the cable car station. Soba is good.

3  Thank Peter L
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November 30, 2017|
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Response from Kristyn S | 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
Alexandra M
March 1, 2017|
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Response from PrincessTokyo | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I know it can be done faster, but we've done the same trek three times and we took about 4 hours to climb trail #6 and descend on trail #1. That gave us left plenty of time to take photos along the way, grab a quick bite... More
Sumit D
December 29, 2016|
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Response from Marina S | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I was there 12/29/2017 , beautiful view when You reach the TOP, it was a bit cold, just need to wear appropriate clothes!... of course this weekend was a bit crowded bc of CNY👍