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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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your crush @cutedatebot - 2020-05-22
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ジョシュア🚁 @kishiiy2 - 2020-05-20
Mount Takao, JSDF personnel kept staring at my combat boots @ 高尾山 https://t.co/udCbmfl4Jy
風神 @fuujinme - 2020-05-20
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Pong 💎💙 @PongSopida - 2020-05-17
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your crush @cutedatebot - 2020-05-13
Do you want to come to Mount Takao and take pictures of dogs with me?
Baoxing12 @Baoxing12 - 2020-05-12
Kimono man went to Mt. Takao featuring Special Express of Keio Line. And he also got on a cable car on there. It so… https://t.co/EdS2UPB8tm
Nila Eslit @nilaeslit - 2020-05-07
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THE GATE🇯🇵 【Japan travel media】 @TheGateJapan - 2020-04-27
Mount Takao is Japan’s most popular mountain, and is only an hour away from the urban fervor of Shinjuku.

The 599-… https://t.co/RUlHmjzyDC
retro brotha 🔮 🎭 @simplyorrin - 2020-04-27
[ tanka by Wakayama Bokusiui]

my train passes Ono Station--in the spring night an old station worker stands motion… https://t.co/RpGWhkUY46
retro brotha 🔮 🎭 @simplyorrin - 2020-04-27
[ tanka by Wakayama Bokusiui]

my train passes Ono Station--in the spring night an old station worker stands motion… https://t.co/RpGWhkUY46
Derek Wessman @dwvcd - 2020-04-23
Yakuoin Temple on Mount Takao will not allow entry from 4/25 through 5/6. Takao Tozan Railway (cable car and lift)… https://t.co/M3Ms5CagSG
Fabi - ファビー @ataoksuave - 2020-04-17
Throwback of when the cool people climbed mount Takao. I can't help but love visiting temples and shrines in Japan.… https://t.co/z2qeyJ1H0t
Dommy Chin @dommyseesyou - 2020-04-14
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Dommy Chin @dommyseesyou - 2020-04-14
@zappyzac it's mount takao!
52Weeks Later 52WL @52WeeksLater - 2020-04-10
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your crush @cutedatebot - 2020-04-09
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oiam🐈س د س @azrikhrl - 2020-04-03
@pja_chan Mount Fuji view from Mount Takao peak 🥰 秋2019年 https://t.co/z7nqeYQQSI
🌸 ⇠ 🐈💨 @azrikhrl - 2020-04-03
@pja_chan Mount Fuji view from Mount Takao peak 🥰 秋2019年 https://t.co/z7nqeYQQSI
Funimag @funimag - 2020-03-29
19 cm of snow on top of funicular Mount Takao 🇯🇵 🚞 ❄ ❄ ❄
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Funimag @funimag - 2020-03-29
Funicular Mount Takao under the snow 🇯🇵 🚞 ❄❄❄
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Funimag @funimag - 2020-03-29
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Giuseppe Nelva @Abriael - 2020-03-25
Yakuou-in Temple on Mount Takao, near Tokyo, May 26, 2019. I'm still here remembering better times in #Japan. https://t.co/JtL5V7ULLg
Aidan O'Donnell @TheToiletDuck - 2020-03-24
@FrameTrapped If you need a nice day out in the countryside I recommend visiting mount Takao. You can get there by… https://t.co/BD9u7bQXc9
Richard Carter @rdctokyoAFP - 2020-03-21
We came to mount Takao for some social distancing... https://t.co/0nKEcTgH9H
Robb Lloyd @Robb_Lloyd - 2020-03-21
No all the monkeys on Mount Takao were this sad, but those monkey weren't as handsome as this lad https://t.co/pp4h85lZUY
S A R A H ☆ @sayodolly - 2020-03-21
Watching shounen ninja on mount mitake, and thinking maybe I should tell my sister we should climb it next time but… https://t.co/i7MxMkZJ5q
Rachel Pearson 💫 @RealRachelFinch - 2020-03-20
A great hike up Mount Takao! Very different from what next week at home will be like! #Japan #hiking https://t.co/YplHJCsOlh
Rachel Pearson 💫 @RealRachelFinch - 2020-03-20
A great hike up Mount Takao! Very different from what next week at home will be like! #Japan #hiking https://t.co/YplHJCsOlh
Holly Hilson @HollyHilsonArt - 2020-03-12
@Keaderi It was good! Unfortunately there was a lot of things closed (got refunds from the Ghibli museum and stuff… https://t.co/9pfTxbfArc

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