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Mt. Takao

Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Easy walk or vigorous hike (a few hints for Gaijin here)

This is a huge (by Japanese standards) park that is easily within reach. The park is contains many... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Waukesha, Wisconsin
Close natural recreation areas near central Tokyo

Easy hiking trail near central Tokyo. It may only take half-day for the whole activity. Walking... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Hong Kong, China
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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.
  • Excellent39%
  • Very good49%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (32 reviews)
“cable car” (81 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a huge (by Japanese standards) park that is easily within reach. The park is contains many trails and is also served by a cable car. So if you want a vigorous workout, you can go up the trails. If you want to just...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Easy hiking trail near central Tokyo. It may only take half-day for the whole activity. Walking along the trail, you can see the interesting "octopus tree" and visit an attractive temple, Yakuoin, near the mountain's peak. There is a place where you may pray to...More

Reviewed 24 May 2017

We hiked up route 1 up and then 5 and 6 down. It was a stunning trip. Route 1 was large and very easy to use (broad and we'll maintained road) with a lot of people. Route 6 was a smaller and tougher path but...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This year I really needed to visit Takao-san. I needed the peace that such a lovely place offers. Due to the weather I got even more peace than I expected. It was surreal being one of the few people on the mountain in amongst the...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

I was blessed with the wonderful opportunity to accompany my daughter on her school field trip to Mt. Takao. We rode the school bus to Ushihama station and rode the subway to Mt. Takao. With over 30+ people we managed to all get there safely...More

Reviewed 19 May 2017

Mt Takao is easily accessible with a local train from Tokyo, but make sure you take the express train to get their faster. There are a handful of trails up and down the hill, some paved and some not. During summer would definitely avoid the...More

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Mt Takao is a really great mountain to cater to all kinds of people. There are harder routes for the hikers, but if you're here mainly for the views and side attractions, there's the wide and paved Route 1 which is the most popular. I...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We climbed this mountain on our third day and the weather was in our favour. We decided to walk up using trail 6 which was not too difficult. Even managed to spot a Japanese Rat Snake (not poisinous) We also walked down choicing a different...More

Reviewed 6 May 2017 via mobile

Mt Takao is amazing! It's so beautiful and the perfect break from the busy city life. It is easily accesible and has many various routes to climb. The first time i went i took the usual route which is why it was very crowded and...More

Reviewed 3 May 2017 via mobile

Mt.Takao is a famous place as it had got triple star from Michelin guide. In May, nature color art can be seen here. In this season, a lot of GREEN leaves are coming out, on the fine day like today we look up, then we...More

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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
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
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👍
20 July 2016
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Response from Hoai My W | Reviewed this property
Yes it was. Come early