Mt. Takao: Yakuo-in Buddhist Temple
This temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism was founded on Mt. Takao some 1,200 years ago. The principle deity of the temple is Izuna Daigongen, a manifestation of Fudo Myo-o, the fierce form of the Buddha Vairocana. Prayers are offered daily to the deities of the temple with wooden tablets that are burned. Throughout the year, many people come to the temple to pray alongside the priests for solutions to their worries or for wishes to come true.
Climbing notebook: ¥700
Buddhist vegetarian cuisine: from ¥2,900
2177 Takaomachi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
▪Walk for 3 minutes from Takaosanguchi Station and board the cable car from Kiyotaki Station or the chair lift at Sanroku Station.
▪From Takaosan Station (a 6-minute ride by cable car), the temple is about a 20-minute walk.
▪From Sanjo Station (a 12-minute ride by chair lift), the temple is about a 30-minute walk.
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