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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

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natalie @brassyn - 2021-02-23
My favourite random hello when out walking was when I was on Mount Takao in Japan and a 8-ish year old kid happily… https://t.co/TR9kAGhwQq
セリン @blvems - 2021-02-20
mount takao is about an hour away and as far as i know there's a discount ticket set so it won't be too expensive t… https://t.co/6HbIqBS3b2
serin✨ @blvems - 2021-02-14
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セリン @blvems - 2021-02-14
mmmm next weekend i think im going to hike mount takao. im already sick and tired of city living i miss trees. it's… https://t.co/dcxfJXwM8o
セリン @blvems - 2021-02-14
mmmm next weekend i think im going to hike mount takao. im already sick and tired of city living i miss trees. it's… https://t.co/dcxfJXwM8o
Ajit Jain @coreML - 2021-02-11
Mount Takao and Mount Fuji
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Moonchaser @Moonchaser2020 - 2021-02-10
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AJ @grandzeni - 2021-02-05
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Travel Japan @Travel21JPN - 2021-01-30
【Autumn colours of Mount Takao】
'Mount Takao is a densely wooded area, just 1 hour away from downtown Tokyo. It has… https://t.co/TwGC5q6g9T
Thoton Akimoto @thoton9 - 2021-01-29
View from a lift at snowy Mount Takao in western Tokyo https://t.co/px3Q0DPhpB
Funimag @funimag - 2021-01-28
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Green Intellectual @GreenIntellect1 - 2021-01-24
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Phillip Jackson @pjacksonmusic - 2021-01-18
@dwvcd I've heard that there are aliens to be found up Mount Takao?!
Tokyo Gov @Tokyo_gov - 2021-01-15
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A Disaster Gay™ @jimmyjamies_ - 2021-01-13
@djake93 I got the Hello Kitty JR train back from Mount Takao to Tokyo but my phone died on the hike so I didn't get to take any photos 😭
A.M. @steelballrunner - 2021-01-10
#letitdie Takaosan, or Mount Takao, is a real mountain in Hachiouji City, Japan. It's also known for worshipping th… https://t.co/pimmksERkZ
Anocam @anocam_ - 2021-01-09
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An Autumn Wander Through Mount Takao
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eraserにとうへ改 @Private_eraser - 2020-12-27
@Georgia_verso Yes!
Mount Takao is very beautiful^^
I will send you a photo when you reach the summit🗻📸
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@Private_eraser Mount Takao looks amazing!!! https://t.co/EB98DBKiGI
Tokyo American Club @TACtokyo - 2020-12-23
A group of Members headed to the wooded trails of Mount Takao for an invigorating day working up a sweat with ultra… https://t.co/NiNOxIX2KX
eleanor @dionysianhag - 2020-12-23
@pavaal Go to mount Takao it’s pretty and not exhausting to walk!
Tokyo American Club @TACtokyo - 2020-12-17
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BR @raj65025523 - 2020-12-14
Covid-19 forces Japan to close New Year's Eve celebration spot Mount Takao | Daily Mail Online https://t.co/KEFTjq9coB
Daily Mail Online @MailOnline - 2020-12-14
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State_Tabloid @StateTab - 2020-12-14
Covid-19 forces Japan to close New Year’s Eve celebration spot Mount Takao https://t.co/ZkgdJ6Lpqv
World News @worldnewstweet_ - 2020-12-14
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Leslie @Sexycentennial - 2020-12-13
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Leslie @Sexycentennial - 2020-12-13
i just convinced my mom to hike mount takao bc i read a marith ff where they took a short holiday trip to japan and… https://t.co/WJnEkwbGMV
風神 @fuujinme - 2020-12-13
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Morifawn @morifawn - 2020-12-09
Climbing mount Takao on the weekend. Both excited and terrified at the same time https://t.co/54kFPoiZn4

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