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Mt. Takao

Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Full Day Hike Tour at Mr. Takao including Hot Spring in Tokyo
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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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“cable car” (90 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 1 week ago

really nice place and a great hike or just a good day out to see the scenery and some beautiful sights, a temple on the top is really cool and many statues and gates and monks.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mt. Takao is a great place to visit if you enjoy nature and want to get away from the sometimes hectic city centre in Tokyo. Protip: bring comfortable clothes and hiking shoes, because the trail to the top of the mountain can be intense if...More

Thank Calv E
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Mt. Takao during Falll when they had the "Momiji " festival. The color of the mountain was so amazingly gorgeous with so many colors of leaves. 2 hours hike to the top and down. It was a holiday weekend, so we went there...More

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Reviewed 16 January 2018

We visited Mt. Takao in late Nov on Saturday during the peak autumn leaf viewing season. Locals as well as tourists were out to see the colors. I give our experience 1 less star b/c everywhere is so crowded (the trails were packed, long queues...More

1  Thank TravelTea
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Reviewed 10 January 2018

As this is my 4th time in Tokyo, I'm pretty tired of the buzz in the City, thus I planned my last day to go for a solo hike at Mt. Takao. It was a little rainy / chill weather (late Dec) but I felt...More

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

Mount Takao (599m) is the perfect way to work off all those holiday calories and see a different side of Tokyo. It is especially busy during weekends, cherry blossom season in April and koyo (autumn / fall foliage) season in November. There are a number...More

1  Thank BeyondBanalityBlog
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Reviewed 11 December 2017

I was lucky. I went hiking alone in this little Mt Takao. After alighting at the mid-way via cable car, I go for the easiest trail. Somehow in the middle, there was 2 trail, one to go up a temple and the other towards the...More

Thank Chivory
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Reviewed 10 December 2017

Fresh air with beautiful scenery, specially on autumn. Since I love outdoors, it feels great able to go outdoor near Tokyo. But since it's autumn and everyone wanted to see the autumn foliage, it was crowded. I went there on Friday, still crowded, everything had...More

Thank Rini S
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

We went on a weekday, but it was peak season (koyo) so there were LOTS of people. We took a train from Shinjuku (which was quite cheap considering the distance). Once there, we took the chair lift instead of the cable car because we have...More

1  Thank naninoordin
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Reviewed 3 December 2017

About one hour away from Tokyo (Keio line from Shinjuku station) is Mount Takao. A great hiker spot just outside Tokyo. There are several trails leading up and down the mountain. From easy to very difficult. It’s totally up to you. All trails have something...More

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tripvisitorMumbai
1 December 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
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Alexandra M
1 March 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
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Sumit D
29 December 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👍
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