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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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“cable car” (82 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 2 weeks ago

In about 50 minutes from Tokyo by train you arrive at Takaosanguchi station. You are offered a few possible hiking trails which differ in length and difficulty. After 5 minutes walk you'll reach the foot of Mt. Takao where you can take the cable car,...More

Thank sandratravel2017
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I was in Tokyo for business and able to do a quick early morning day trip before my flight. I was able to hike to the top using the cable car for the first portion and get back to Takaosanguchi Station in under 2 hours....More

Thank Kristyn S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

An excellent transportation is provided by Keio Line from Shunjuku, Tokyo. Mt. Takao is 599 m. high. However, it is not so difficult to climb up, since there are two routes of funicular railway and a lift. Japanese temples are very attractive and worth visiting.

Thank DrJayMic
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I failed to get to the top of Mt. Fuji so I tried another mountain just about an hour from Tokyo. If your legs aren't up to it you can take the tram up part of the mountain which leaves about an hour or less...More

Thank N619SBjayl
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Being new to Tokyo and Japan, we wanted to have a glimpse of nature and decided Mt. Takao. This place does not disappoint us. After an hour of train ride from Shinjuku, reached Takao. A huge map at the entrance guide you the way towards...More

Thank Suresh C
Reviewed 11 August 2017 via mobile

Spent 4 hours walking up Trail 1 and down Trail 6. Good place for forest bathing, visiting temples, and seeing Tokyo from above.

Thank JTeo
Reviewed 9 August 2017

Being less than an hour away from Tokyo, Mount Takao is a great option for those who want to experience the outdoors and do a bit of hiking. On the journey up to the top you have the opportunity to visit several stunning temples where...More

2  Thank landie25
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Easy access via Chuo line. It has several trails up and down the mountain with great views of The Tokyo area and Mt Fuji, as well as the other mountains in the area. There are small places to eat and drink at the top, and...More

Thank aladd0417
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

This was my second time climbing the Mt. Takao .. This is perfect for people (like me) who don't really hike or do much physical activity in general but can manage an hour or two of hiking in one morning... It's easy yet very satisfying...More

Thank Abcde19
Reviewed 16 July 2017

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

4  Thank PaulLMullen
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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
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