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Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

Travel Guide - Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple


Located near the summit of Mt. Takao-san, Yakuo-in Temple is said to have been erected in 744 by the priest Gyoki. The temple is one of the three head temples of the Chisan Sect of Shingon Buddhism, and has been highly revered by many Buddhists as one of the major temples in the Kanto region. Its sprawling precincts contain several structures, including the Main Hall and the Izuna Gogen-do Hall. These buildings boast a magnificent atmosphere cultivated over more than a thousand years as a traditional temple.
At Yakuo-in, visitors can sample vegetarian cuisine while taking in traditional Buddhist architecture, an unforgettable Japanese experience (Booking required).
In Takao-san Hiwatari Matsuri (Mt. Takao-san Firewalking Festival) held in March every year, a mountain priest and participants line up and walk across the remaining fires of a Homa ritual with their bare feet in prayer for good health and the safety of their families.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 16:00


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Vegetarian cuisine: 3,800 yen (Takao-zen) or 2,800 yen (Tengu-zen)

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. Get off at Takao-san Station on the Takao Tozan Cable Car or Sanjo Station on the Takao Tozan Lift, then walk 20 minutes.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 2177, Takaomachi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo, 193-0844


Coto Academy @cotoacademy - 2016-10-13
Yakuo-in Temple, Mt. Takao, Tokyo ⠀

Did you know that the famous Buddhist Temple on Mt. Takao… https://t.co/llGoz2vreE
Oakhouse Tokyo @oakhousetokyo - 2016-08-07
Yakuo-in, an impressive Buddhist temple on Mount Takao

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Baris Unlu @TheBarisUnlu - 2016-03-25
Bigger Tengu statue within the Yakuo-in Temple grounds on Mount Takao.

#tengu #Yakuo-in… https://t.co/BJDvU9QgTH
TokyoGuide127 @TokyoGuide127 - 2016-03-21
There is Yakuo-in temple and monkey park. Here is a photo of Tengu, you will see him a lot in and around Takao-San https://t.co/oBKyqdMuZp
Active Line Hachioji @ActiveLine_8oji - 2016-03-13
Today, annual Fire-walking Practice Event was held by Mt. Takao Yakuo-in Temple. This event has been held on the... https://t.co/i7JGGQmlTU
TravelGumbo @TravelGumbo - 2015-07-31
Gumbo shows us a #hike up Mt Takao in #japan & the Yakuo-in Temple Complex on the #mountain! http://t.co/uyS3CXHSzI http://t.co/EZz9TU8aCZ


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