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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

Byrdman @ByrdmanInJapan - 2018-02-18
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/Eo678zw80m Mount Takao
Paulomus @Paulomus - 2018-02-17
Day 3 of SAO Stamp Rally Mount Takao https://t.co/rpynaCjmj4
風神 @fuujinme - 2018-02-16
A Landscape seen from the sacred Mount Takao https://t.co/CsEJakrbr4 #attraction #autumn #beautiful
風神 @fuujinme - 2018-02-15
A Landscape seen from the sacred Mount Takao https://t.co/eMnYOpGkT0 #attraction #autumn #beautiful
風神 @fuujinme - 2018-02-14
A Landscape seen from the sacred Mount Takao https://t.co/gNAzbyrqRz #attraction #autumn #beautiful
Tokyo Train Guide @TokyoTrainGuide - 2018-02-07
Why do not you go to Mount Takao, a famous mountain worldwide? Transit guide to Takao sanguchi station nearest stat… https://t.co/v8eXiFkynH
Tokyo transit guide @GuideTransit - 2018-02-07
Why do not you go to Mount Takao, a famous mountain worldwide? Transit guide to Takao sanguchi station nearest stat… https://t.co/v8eXiFkynH
Jigoku Yeah! @JigokuYeah - 2018-02-06
📷 todayintokyo: Tengu temple on Mount Takao. The last photo is the view from the top of the... https://t.co/wzTwON4ZEo
Yoo Yeon Seok IFC @Yeonseok411_IFC - 2018-02-05
20180205 💬 #YooYeonSeok was seen with #SonHoJun at a Starbucks in Mount Tokyo(Mount Takao?) today 😆… https://t.co/quuQzzufN9
𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕒 摩耶改二 @Mount_Maya - 2018-02-04
@ThiccTakao “Takao…~!”

Cues Maya jumping into her big sis’s arms.
𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕒 摩耶改二 @Mount_Maya - 2018-02-04
@ThiccTakao “Takao…~!”

Cues Maya jumping into her big sis’s arms.
🇯🇵Takao🇯🇵 @ThiccTakao - 2018-02-04
@Mount_Maya 'EEK!!'

Takao screamed out, unable to react fast enough to catch Maya, the raven-haired heavy cruiser… https://t.co/yqUEncrJww
🇯🇵Takao🇯🇵 @ThiccTakao - 2018-02-04
@Mount_Maya 'You do…?'

Takao is in disbelief AND delight! She's been forgiven! She then proceeds to finally wrap h… https://t.co/zHztSp5c0V
James in Japan 🇯🇵🇯🇵 @jamesa930 - 2018-01-30
Lunch time on top of Mount Takao https://t.co/POimG0nrK7
James in New Zealand 🇳🇿 @jamesa930 - 2018-01-30
Lunch time on top of Mount Takao https://t.co/POimG0nrK7
𝕄𝕒𝕪𝕒 摩耶改二 @Mount_Maya - 2018-01-28
“Takao. Where ever you are, I just want you to know that I miss ya’.”
Alvin Lee @alvin2400 - 2018-01-25
Cheating on my hike to the top @ Mount Takao https://t.co/I4DcaHaGWs
Cathy Cawood @cathycawood - 2018-01-23
There was a big snowfall in Tokyo yesterday. I went to Mount Takao to take photos. https://t.co/5Prn449RAf
Tyler Chee @Tyler_Chee - 2018-01-21
I liked a @YouTube video https://t.co/5Jgto7UqCr Chance & Reckful Feeds Monkeys, Hikes Mount Takao & Attends Trippy Museum - JAPAN DAY
ナヤミ @aubrey_nayami - 2018-01-18
Achievement Unlocked! Hiking Mount Takao with @hana4life1. Too bad it was cloudy today. https://t.co/exGaFuUzM5
ナヤミ @aubrey_nayami - 2018-01-18
Achievement Unlocked! Hiking Mount Takao with @hana4life1. Too bad it was cloudy today. https://t.co/exGaFuUzM5
Cakes with Faces @cakeswithfaces - 2018-01-17
No. 4 (no bins) is completely true! If you look closely in my video, you'll see I'm carrying an ice cream wrapper a… https://t.co/ETq36D8jOk
Mark Orwoll @orwoll - 2018-01-17
Shinto shrine, Mount Takao, in the mountains west of #Tokyo, where I sat in on a fire purification ceremony. https://t.co/mOQJmUIq1m
your crush @cutedatebot - 2018-01-17
Do you want to come to Mount Takao and talk about past relationships with me?
Gaba Japan @GabaJapan - 2018-01-16
Interested in mountain climbing but not interested in the crowds at Mt Fuji? Here's some ideas:… https://t.co/F1RInkb8nV
Andy Tsubasa Field @AndyTsubasaF - 2018-01-13
Me and Mount Fuji. Sorry to stand in the way and kill your vibe. @ Mount Takao https://t.co/rmP6vubugu
your crush @cutedatebot - 2018-01-13
Do you want to come to Mount Takao and blush in the dark with me?
Andy Tsubasa Field @AndyTsubasaF - 2018-01-12
Me and the cousin watching the first sunrise of 2018. @ Mount Takao https://t.co/zdr0c2XOYq
Darling In The FranXX's Gonna Give It To Ya @EvSigma - 2018-01-07
@zerojustice315 I want to mount Takao
Frozen Evie @EvSigma - 2018-01-07
@zerojustice315 I want to mount Takao

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Price / Entrance Fee
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