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Mt. Takao, Hachioji

#1 of 104 in Nature in Tokyo Prefecture
Must see · Mountain · Nature / Park
Reaching a height of 599 m (1965 ft) and boasting scenic hiking trails, Mt. Takao remains a popular day trip from Tokyo, being only 50 km (31 miles) from the city center. Choose from several trails that lead from the base of the mountain to the top, or take the funicular train halfway up to ease the arduous climb. Enjoy the fresh air and variety of wildlife on your trek to the summit, which offers views of Tokyo, and even Mount Fuji on a clear day. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Mt. Takao by using our Hachioji online vacation builder.
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  • Under COVID, we were thinking of somewhere remote by trying to stay away from the crowded place but we were wrong. The queues for cable car and lifts were too long so we decided to take a path up...  more »
  • Pleasant day trip but a bit more pricy by train compared to other day trips from downtown Tokyo. Several nice walks and beautiful views of the city but the view of Fuji-Yama wasn't brilliant as I...  more »
  • An easy climb for people who wish to go for a walk to the top of a mountain but don't want to break a sweat. That being said, there are tougher paths but go at your own risk. There are some food stalls at the peak and at the cable car station. I would advise to take the cable car which takes you halfway up Mount Takao, and walk from there.
  • One of the nicest hike ever. So much too see along the way. There are stores, restaurants, dango stand, shrines and temples. The biggest surprise of all, there is a wonderfully monkey park where for a fee you can watch a whole bunch of monkeys in there habitat, playing and interacting with one another, wonderful to watch. We stayed there for a hour watching their life in awe.

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