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Mount Takao-san

Travel Guide - Mount Takao-san

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Mt. Takao-san is located in Hachioji City on the western edge of Tokyo. The mountain is rich in nature and is designated as a national park. Though the elevation is only 599 meters, the mountain boasts lush broad-leafed forests, fully blooming cherry blossoms in spring, brilliant autumn colors, and stunning winter views of Mt. Fuji.
Since the mountain is located about an hour from central Tokyo, it is a popular spot for easy mountain hiking. There are several routes to the top of the mountain, allowing people of any physical condition, level of interest, group size or purpose to enjoy hiking. The halfway point (472 meters above sea level) can be reached by either a cable car or a chair lift, and you can freely enjoy a relaxing hike on the mountain that takes about one and half hours to reach the mountain's summit from there.
In addition to Takao-san Yakuo-in temple, there are many places to visit along the main path to the summit, such as Monkey Park, Wild Plant Garden, and an observation deck. In the Monkey Park, visitors can see 48 Japanese macaques up close. The Wild Plant Garden features around 300 varieties of plants, which flower at various times to provide beauty in every season.
Another great site of the mountain is Tako-sugi (Octopus Cedar). This over 450-year old tree is famous for its role in a legend. Long ago, when the tree was going to be cut to widen a path, its roots miraculously bent out of the way and into the unmistakable shape of an octopus.
The summit of Mt. Takao-san has observation areas and snack shops, as well as a visitor center where you can learn about the nature and history of the mountain.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Visitor center: 10:00 - 16:00

ClosedClosed

  • Visitor center: The third Monday of each month (or the following day when it falls on a national holiday)

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Takaosan-guchi Station on the Keio Takao Line (KO53). Take Takao Tozan Cable Car at Kiyotaki Station or Takao Tozan Lift at Sanroku Station.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2176, Takaomachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 193-0844

TweetsTweets

your crush @cutedatebot - 2018-10-15
Do you want to come to Mount Takao and prepare a salad with me?
Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-13
The Monday Piece - Mount Takao https://t.co/dAmSb0uGfo
Tokyo Cheapo @TokyoCheapo - 2018-10-13
It's the final few days of the beer garden on Mt. Takao - what better reward for hiking up all those steps?… https://t.co/gHHNoDZ6uf
💀 Rachel N🎃y 👻 @AbKi - 2018-10-11
@chopemon @_Phil_Me_Up_ @cakeswithfaces 2 years ago we climbed Mount Takao!! 💕 https://t.co/3ohvgYiwYN
Andrew Hall @skippygimp65 - 2018-10-10
A relaxing day at the spa 😂| Monkeys at Mount Takao | FUJIFILM X-T3
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Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-10
The Monday Piece - Mount Takao https://t.co/dAmSb0uGfo
Bed&Stay @BedandStay - 2018-10-09
1 hour away from Tokyo. A fun one day trip at Mount Takao. Remember to book you stay with us! #vrbo… https://t.co/b0X8AKaQHS
Ducky Likes It @DuckyLikesIt - 2018-10-09
Climbed Mount Takao in Japan and none of the Pepsi machines actually had @pepsi in them. Coke machines did have coke😞
purplehayz @purplehayz - 2018-10-09
Lanterns at Mount Takao (#Japan) https://t.co/XMXuER2TJm
Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-07
The Monday Piece - Mount Takao https://t.co/dAmSb0uGfo
Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-06
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Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-04
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Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-02
The Monday Piece - Mount Takao https://t.co/dAmSb0uGfo
Sam 🐻 サマンタ @Realface_film - 2018-10-02
I will probably take a look at Mount Takao in November 😍
Heidi Thomas @Heidi_likes - 2018-10-01
The Monday Piece - Mount Takao https://t.co/dAmSb0uGfo
unleashthegeek @unleashthegeek - 2018-09-27
Nakagawa Taishi at Mount Takao for 'The Television' magazine 'Be Ambitious!' column. https://t.co/iVNmPqNJDy
バニー토끼 @peculiarfuyu - 2018-09-27
He went to mount Takao!!! Memories taking my parents there. 😂😂
バニー토끼 @peculiarfuyu - 2018-09-27
He went to mount Takao!!! Memories taking my parents there. 😂😂
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-09-26
Lanterns at Mount Takao https://t.co/9vF5L33lxO https://t.co/8hW6VEvBy1
Team Albert @AlbertMylesAM - 2018-09-26
Lanterns At Mount Takao https://t.co/szWSAM407B Via @MuzaChan
Cakes with Faces @cakeswithfaces - 2018-09-25
#TravelTuesday Mountain adventure only 1 hour from Tokyo - the perfect day trip! (PS It's not Mount Fuji) 🗻🗾… https://t.co/Pc1GEotruR
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-09-25
A #Japan Photo per Day - Lanterns at Mount Takao https://t.co/9vF5L33lxO https://t.co/JEfNAdxNOD
Muza-chan 「ムザちゃん」 @Muzachan - 2018-09-25
A Japan Photo per Day - Lanterns at Mount Takao https://t.co/9vF5L33lxO https://t.co/dpFy8kFsi9
Nipponica @nippponica - 2018-09-25
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Nipponica @nippponica - 2018-09-25
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Japan Rail Pass @jrailpass - 2018-09-24
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your crush @cutedatebot - 2018-09-22
Do you want to come to Mount Takao and stay up all night with me?
Syafiq @syfqsaat - 2018-09-21
Mount Fuji can be seen from here. Ah.. too misty and me is sad. 16 degrees.. imma die thanks. ⛰ #sstojapan2018 @ Mt… https://t.co/nAifdGqHmz
Syafiq @syfqsaat - 2018-09-21
Mount Takao, 599.15m. Too misty to see Mount Fuji from here, so sad. There’s 🍁 here too. ⛰ #sstojapan2018 @ Mt. Tak… https://t.co/mL8dtTL9xP
Lost In Football @LiFJapan - 2018-09-20
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Lost In Football @LiFJapan - 2018-09-20
NEW POST! A sacred mountain, mythical creatures and a football club that survives despite serious competition from… https://t.co/QZ3XG6eGUm

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