Mount Takao

This Michelin 3-star Tourist Spot is Recommended for Beginner Mountain Climbers

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Mount Takao is a peak with an elevation of 599 meters, located in Tokyo’s Hachioji City.
With good transportation access, it’s a popular place to go mountain climbing. While still in the city, it’s like taking a trip to the countryside!
From families with small children to the elderly, about 3,000,000 people visit every year. It’s world famous as the mountain boasting the most climbers in the world.
Featuring a total of 7 climbing pathways, from paved roads to mountain climbing trails, there are things to see on each of these easily walkable pathways.
Since Mount Takao offers a variety of climbing courses, it always attracts climbers, no matter how many times they visit.
By using a cable car and a chair lift, the peak may be reached in an hour. Get off the lift at the peak to find several tea houses, where the gourmet dishes unique to Mount Takao can be enjoyed.


  • With the cable car, this mountain is suitable for beginners.
  • Don’t miss out on trying Mount Takao’s gourmet dishes, such as Tororo soba and Manju!.
  • As proof of your climb, it’s a must to take a commemorative photo in front of the sign at the peak of Mount Takao! .
  • Along the Number 1 trail, there is Yakou-in, a temple offering a variety of blessings! .
  • By respecting the rules and taking away all your trash, this mountain is kept clean.


  • The Square at the top of Mount Takao
  • The Peak
  • Mount Takao’s Yakou-in Temple


  • 郭咪寶


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Postal Code
Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
No holidays
Open 24 hours
The trail entrance is about 5 minutes on foot from Takaosanguchi Station on the Keio Line