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A Dining Spot on Mt. Takao Where You Can Savor Jinenjo Soba and Seasonal Dishes.

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Situated on the slope connecting Keio Takaosanguchi Station to Kiyotaki Station of the cable car, Sakaechaya is a soba restaurant beloved by hikers descending from Mt. Takao.

The signature dish here is Mt. Takao’s specialty, "Jinenjo Soba". Unlike regular yam, the jinenjo (wild yam) used here has a stronger stickiness, fragrance, and a richer flavor. Stir the grated yam until it becomes frothy, then enjoy it with your preferred seasonings. Don’t forget to order an additional serving of barley rice and mix it with the remaining grated yam to savor the delicious "Jinenjo Rice". With offerings like "Salt-grilled River Fish" and "Tempura of Tengu's Earlobe (thick jellyfish)", the restaurant uses seasonal ingredients to create mouthwatering dishes. Many hikers indulge in these delicacies paired with alcoholic beverages as a reward after their climb.

The Japanese-style cozy ambiance of the restaurant offers tatami seating, tables, and even counter and terrace seats. Though the establishment has a substantial seating capacity, its popularity often leads to queues, especially during high seasons on weekends. Please note that the restaurant does not accept credit cards or electronic money, so it's essential to carry cash.


  • A soba restaurant located at the foot of Mt. Takao.
  • The popular "Jinenjo Soba", made using wild yam, is a specialty of Mt. Takao.
  • The restaurant offers a variety of dishes perfect to accompany post-hiking drinks.
  • It's a hot spot for hikers, especially during peak weekends, with lines often forming.


  • Signature dish: Jinenjo Soba

    Signature dish: Jinenjo Soba

  • Inside the restaurant, there's both traditional tatami seating and regular table seats.

    Inside the restaurant, there's both traditional tatami seating and regular table seats.

  • The place bustles with hikers around lunchtime.

    The place bustles with hikers around lunchtime.


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Name in Japanese
Postal Code
2479 Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo
Irregular holidays
Business Hours
From Keio Takao Line, Takaosanguchi Station, walk 3 min.
Credit Cards
Not accepted
Official Website
Official Website (Japanese)