Day trip/Hachioji

6 hour

Cost : About 3,000 ~ 5,000 Japanese Yen

The Michelin Guide calls the iconic 599-meter Mt. Takao a must visit in Japan, and its combination of deep cultural and folklore history along with beautiful scenic hiking paths throughout every season prove this to be true. Both beginners and veteran hikers can appreciate a variety of hiking paths that allow them to feel the history and culture of the area, offering delicious local food and opportunities to take away knowledge of Japanese history.

  • Walk
  • Train
  • Bus
  • Cable Car
  • Car
  • Depart from Takaosanguchi Station on the Keio Line

    Walk 5 minutes

  • Takao 599 Museum

    The museum shows that the 599-meter Mt. Takao is not simply a mountain hiking destination, but a total experience by explaining the cultural and historic value of the mountain, as well as its fascinating ecosystem.

  • Depart from Takao 599 Museum

    Walk 5 minutes

  • Arrive at Mt. Takao Cable Car/Chair Lift

    Both the cable car and lift allow visitors to leisurely take in the beautiful foresty nature that leads up to the starting point of your journey up the revered Mt. Takao.

  • Depart from Takaosan Station on the Cable Car

    Cable Car 6 minutes

    Chair Lift 12 minutes

  • Lunch

    (Recommended: Juitchome Chaya)

    Juitchome Chaya

    This soba shop offers visitors fresh vegetables locally gathered topping delicious soba with an incredible outdoor view of the amazing nature surrounding Mt. Takao.

  • Finish Lunch

    Walk 15 minutes

  • Mt. Takao otoko-zaka/onna-zaka

    Otoko-zaka (man hill), located on Trail 1, has 108 stone steps, symbolizing the 108 earthly desires in Buddhism, and each step rids you of a desire, offering a scenic hiking path that also is full of cultural history. The onna-zaka, or woman hill, is a more leisurely steep path that allows visitors to take in their surroundings and focus on nature.

  • Depart from Mt. Takao otoko-zaka/onna-zaka

    Walk 10 minutes

  • Mt. Takao Yakuo-in Buddhist Temple

    The historic Yakuo-in temple offers visitors to the mountain to learn about and appreciate Mt. Takao's linked history with the long-nosed supernatural tengu spirits.Statues of them decorate the temple ground, and visitors can take a break here on their trek to appreciate the mountain's folklore.

  • Depart from Mt. Takao Yakuo-in Buddhist Temple

    Walk 25 minutes

  • Takao Tozan Railway
    Arrive at Cable Car/Chair Lift station
    Depart from Takaosan Station on the Cable Car
    Depart from Sanjo Station on the Chair Lift

    Cable Car 6 minutes

    Chair Lift 12 minutes

  • Arrive at Kiyotaki Station on the Cable Car
    Arrive at Sanroku Station on the Chair Lift

    Walk 5 minutes

  • Area around the foot of Mt. Takao

    (Buy souvenirs)

  • Depart from the area around the foot of Mt. Takao

    Walk 5 minutes

  • Arrive at Takaosanguchi Station on the Keio Line