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Mt. Takao, Hachioji
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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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  • 9:00 prior to parking, managed to cut down to 2,000 yen relieved. Lift ride on. Yesterday in the rain clouds for the Regal is today. Tired we also 吹tsu飛bimasu when you could see Mt. Fuji from the Summit. So good luck on the way back, I went down on my legs, but in yesterday's rain mud sliding down under and facing no time to see the scenery. Tired legs hips!
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  • Weather, and Mt. Fuji was visible from the Summit of Mt. Takao. Sensei-den look at yakuo seen so far, and could only follow after a person.
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  • Moved up in the lift, but I walked from there to the Summit 30 minutes. At the store on the way the mushroom juice prepared drink. But sorry, not much comes of mushrooms.
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  • This is a great place to explore for half a day. It's an easy ride out the chuo line. There are many paths up the mountain some easier than others. The scenic ones are the best for those who want a quieter and more natural experience. There are snack shops but I'd recommend bringing your own picnic lunch.
  • Fantastic views and a lot to see and do. However be aware that there are a lot of queues everywhere. No bins as well so bring your bag to take rubbish home in. There are a lot of walking trails as well but they are all labelled in Japanese. Main map has English but sign posts are in Japananese making life very difficult. Be prepared though as hike to the top was tough.
  • Great hiking trip up the mountains. The roads are very steep some parts but it's pavement or similar almost the whole way to the top. Doesn't take that long to walk up. Totally worth it.
  • Lovely place be ready for a long walk and be careful if you go down routes that are not paved as they can be very narrow parts and it does get slippery out there, if your the adventurous type do go in a group. Also carry some water with you. Loved the pace go in early morning as it gets dark soon. (depending on the season)
  • It's a lot of walking, but there's some cool stuff to see on the way up and a good selection of ways to get up the mountain. DON'T GO ON MOUNTAIN DAY, THOUGH. I lost of group about 70 times.