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Mt. Takao, Hachioji

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#1 of 65 in Nature in Tokyo Prefecture
Mountain Nature / Park
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. Use our Hachioji trip builder to add Mt. Takao and other attractions to your Hachioji vacation plans.
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Where to stay in Hachioji

Most of the lodgings in Hachioji concentrate around the busy train station, where the JR Chuo and Keio lines provide easy access to downtown Tokyo. Most hotels in the area offer simple, Western-style rooms, with basic facilities and onsite restaurants or buffets. Another option is staying in one of the numerous "love hotels," which boast budget-friendly prices, though may not agree with everyone's taste.
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  • We hiked up route 1 up and then 5 and 6 down. It was a stunning trip. Route 1 was large and very easy to use (broad and we'll maintained road) with a lot of people. Route 6 was a smaller and tougher p...  more »
  • This year I really needed to visit Takao-san. I needed the peace that such a lovely place offers. Due to the weather I got even more peace than I expected. It was surreal being one of the few people o...  more »
  • I was blessed with the wonderful opportunity to accompany my daughter on her school field trip to Mt. Takao. We rode the school bus to Ushihama station and rode the subway to Mt. Takao. With over 30+ ...  more »