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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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$107 BOOK WITH VIATOR Full Day Hiking Tour at Mt.Takao including Hot Spring Full Day Hiking Tour at Mt.Takao including Hot Spring
Duration: 5 hours 30 minutes
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$97 BOOK WITH VIATOR TOKYO Hiking & Onsen & Japanese food TOKYO Hiking & Onsen & Japanese food
Duration: 5 hours
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Mt. Takao reviews
Came on a day trip from central Tokyo. We took the cable car up to the head of the mountain where we enjoyed dinner with incredible views of the mountains and the city in the distance, definitely...
Came on a day trip from central Tokyo. We took the cable car up to the head of the mountain where we enjoyed dinner with incredible views of the mountains and the city in the distance, definitely... more »
Amazing to think there is such wonderful walking so close to Tokyo. We walked up in a week day and it was busy so it must be packed at the weekend. We walked up from the bottom starting on trail 1...
Amazing to think there is such wonderful walking so close to Tokyo. We walked up in a week day and it was busy so it must be packed at the weekend. We walked up from the bottom starting on trail 1... more »
There is a cable car or ski lift that takes you near the summit. In addition, there is a beautiful, paved path from the cable car station to the summit. The path to the summit is easy for everyone. And of course, you get to enjoy the unpaved mountain trails! Religious facilities create a solemn atmosphere near the summit. With a good selection of restaurants, this is the perfect place for a casual hike up the mountain!
Great place to spend a day in nature, just an hour away from Tokyo. Several different trails to get to the summit. I found trail 6 to be quite pleasant, and easy, with the exception of the last stretch before the summit, which has a lot of steps. Trail 1 might seem the easiest one, as it’s paved and half the path can be done on the cable car or chair lift. However, the path is quite steep, and in my opinion there is too many people going up and down all the time, which in my opinion, doesn’t allow to experience the beautiful nature of the mountain.
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