Mt Takao, Hachioji

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Address: Mount Takao, Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844, Japan

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Mount Takao (高尾山 Takao-zan) is a mountain in the city of Hachiōji, Tokyo, Japan. It is protected within Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park. Standing 599 metres (1,965 ft) tall and located within an hour of downtown Tokyo, it is a popular hiking spot, with eight hiking courses and more than 2.5 million annual visitors. The Tama Forest Science Garden is also located at the mountain's base. Mount Takao is closely associated with tengu, minor kami from Japanese folklore, and the daitengu Naigubu. A Buddhist temple, Takaosan Yakuōin Yūkiji, is located on the mountain.


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  • Nice easy day trip from Tokyo. Lots of different paths to take so accessible to all. Interesting shrines along the way and a beautiful waterfall as well. It can be crowded, so best to take the nature trails instead of the pavement. Nice views, though it can be too cloudy to see Fuji

  • Great scenic views. A lot of school kids for day trip. One advice, get off at Takao Station and walk up the path. A lot of people so your get loss. Google maps gave me a longer route but bus ride and views where great. By the way, always ask train and bus staff. Japan people on the transit system are super friendly and helpful.

  • This is much easier to get to from Tokyo and I prefer coming here than to make the trip to one of the 5 lakes to see Mount Fuji (unless you decide to climb that mountain) makes it is so much easier to get to. And the crowds traversing the mountain seem to agree. I am in amazement of the school kids that are climbing the mountains and they look like they are barely 8? Now I know why the Japanese kids are known to be so independent. Back to the mountain, I only managed route 1 because I didn't want to dirty my shoes (there is a tap to rinse and wash your shoes right outside the railway station). But even then the first portion of the climb was harrowing to say the least because the angle was extremely steep even though it was rated as easy. Thankfully the path was fully 'stoned' so your shoes can grip onto the pavement. The feeling on top was fulfilling although I felt that there were too many religious sites and paraphernalia (for someone who is not a buddist) one has to pass through to get right to the top. Besides that, there are eating places and souvenir shops dotted along the way and nothing special else. Views as everyone has experienced are great allowing you to visualise the greater Tokyo region.

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  • This is the best mountain for beginner hikers yet the pro hikers can challenge them with different trials. Amazing scenery and great experience. It is also suitable for kids. I went there with my 2 daughters 4 and 8 years. We all enjoyed a lot

  • The view was really breathtaking. So many routes to the top of the mountain that you can choose. A good place for hiking and picnic at the peak!!! You can see the mount Fuji too. I'm glad that my husband brought me to such a beautiful place.

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