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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...more
Suggested duration: More than 3 hours
Hachioji, Tokyo Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Mt. Takao is a great day trip from Tokyo, only an hour away, and with several hiking trail choices, it's perfect for all ages. When I went, in September, there was mainly the older generation here which was interesting. Take trail one for the easiest...More

Thank courtzzzc
Reviewed 6 September 2018 via mobile

One of the best hiking place in Japan. Accessible from Tokyo. A very quiet and sophisticated hiking trail. There are 6 different trail route, I chose the most popular number 1. Take around 90minutes of steep road. Tiring, but its worth to do because once...More

2  Thank Yuta S
Reviewed 27 August 2018

This trip provided a nice leisurely walk from the train station to a two seat chair lift, which then took us to a drop off point about 2 kilometers from the top of Mount Takao. We found the chair lift to be a pleasant ride...More

3  Thank Frank B
Reviewed 7 August 2018

Takao san is a wonderful place to visit. Temples dot the path to the summit, and at the top there are gorgeous views of Tokyo and Fuji san. Also, amazing soba noodles and cold beer at the top for weary travellers! You need to be...More

2  Thank KylieDeC
Reviewed 5 August 2018 via mobile

Popular place to view Mt Fuji and Tokyo accessible by either a chairlift or a cable car. Busy during weekends.

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Reviewed 28 July 2018 via mobile

Two ways to the midpoint - cable car or chair lift. People go there for many reasons, some are seen running up and down the slopes like it’s a stroll in the park (which it is not if you’re like me, having a sedentary lifestyle...More

1  Thank deknoz
Reviewed 4 July 2018 via mobile

Takao san is a place of nature, temples and allot of history and faith. You can go to the middle point by lift or train , after that you can choose between the trails to go to the top. Each one will lead for different...More

1  Thank Beta J
Reviewed 28 June 2018

I took a self guided solo day trip to Mt Takao in May 2018 departing from Shinjuku station in Tokyo. It was clear weather on a Monday morning. At about 8.40 am I took the Keio line train from Shinjuku station to Takaosanguchi station which...More

4  Thank SanjayG1072
Reviewed 14 June 2018

When you get sick of the shops and the high rise buildings in Tokyo you can head out to Takaosan. We caught the chair lift up and back to the half way mark and walked the rest. The chair lift was a quick way to...More

Thank Pacificwoman59
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Firstly its not a restaurant its a Mountain...Take a train from Shinjuku to Takaosanguchi free with a JR pass. When you leave the station its about 20min walk up to the cable car station.There is 3 ways to get up the mountain,cable car/chair lift or...More

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13 June 2018|
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Response from TravelTea | Reviewed this property |
Trail #1 is the most popular route (meaning most crowded) & it is wide & paved all the way w/ vendors selling snacks/drinks. However, it is not flat, there are slight inclines and a few stairs along the way. You can use... More
30 November 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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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