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Mt. Takao

Takaomachi Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Hachioji 193-0844, Tokyo Prefecture
+81 42-664-7872
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Mt Fuji and autumn scenery

I was lucky. I went hiking alone in this little Mt Takao. After alighting at the mid-way via cable... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Autumn perfect scenery

Fresh air with beautiful scenery, specially on autumn. Since I love outdoors, it feels great able... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Rini S
Jakarta, Indonesia
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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%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“day trip” (35 reviews)
“cable car” (83 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 days ago

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
Reviewed 2 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank olafoomes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only 2 Station from Keio Hachioji Station and walk for 3-5 min, you will arrive the entrance which you can choice Cable Car, Chairlift, or Hiking.

Thank Surasi P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This trip was made in what I imagine is pretty much peak autumn colour time - 17th November. The trip from Shinjuku to the station is straight forward and quite rapid, and terminates in a lovely modern station. to the left of the entrance as...More

Thank KMH06
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I took a train ride from Shinjuku station to the base of this mountain. When we arrived, we walked to the entry for the cable car ride to the top, where we walked the full length of Hiking Trail number 1 and...More

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Walked the no. 6 trail to the top, took the no. 1 trail and chairlift down. Stunning views of the autumn foliage and mountain streams, and wonderful food to eat on the way back down. Nice to have signposts telling you what wildlife you can...More

Thank junkymotown
Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Fantastic life time experience best Authentic Japanese food with Authentic japanese architecture and amazing Japanese garden

Thank waruna j
Reviewed 22 October 2017

Looking for a nice and beautiful nature spot in Tokyo? This is the spot to head to. There is a tram or chair lift that climb up to the mid way of the mountain. From there, we can take a few trial hiking route up...More

2  Thank dammonekind
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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
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👍