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Mt. Takao

Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture
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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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  • Average10%
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“day trip” (36 reviews)
“cable car” (92 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture
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"day trip"
in 36 reviews
"cable car"
in 92 reviews
"shinjuku station"
in 21 reviews
"keio line"
in 31 reviews
"chair lift"
in 44 reviews
"express train"
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"food stalls"
in 8 reviews
"suspension bridge"
in 11 reviews
"mountain top"
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"train ride"
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"autumn leaves"
in 5 reviews
"beautiful scenery"
in 6 reviews
"busy tokyo"
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"avoid the crowds"
in 3 reviews
"easy hike"
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"souvenir shops"
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"nice walk"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trail #1 to the right of the cable car station is paved all the way, with gradual slopes leading to the temple. You can probably get away with wearing sandals and a dress. There are drink vending machines plus a few shops and restaurants along...More

Thank redeyeblues
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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

There is a temple which is very old. It is good place to visit if you like to climbing to the top of the mountain

Thank kh m
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Mt Takao, Hachioji, Tokyo, Japan. Ideal ffor all ages and for people who likes hiking and trakking. Also for families with young children as they have an choice of Cable Car or the Lift or both - go one way by cable and return by...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2018

Nice park (Mountain) to visit, To start you will go thru stores and restaurants and walk to the top. I said , take the lift chairs and no the trolley. The lift has a better view of the surrounding. Them wall on path 1. That...More

Thank EdwinAlers
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Reviewed 25 February 2018 via mobile

This was just the perfect break from busy Tokyo. IMPORTANT: Take the private "KEIO LINE" to Mt Takao from Shinjuku! It takes 45-55min and you don't have to change trains. By mistake we took Inariyama trail, so it was the hardest one. It took us...More

Thank Max T
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Reviewed 10 February 2018

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.

1  Thank Chris J
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Reviewed 7 February 2018

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 4 February 2018

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

1  Thank crestwood2014
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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

Thank Iconmaniac
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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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