Takao Momiji Matsuri - Maple Leaf Festival
Mt. Takao Cable Car
Mt. Takao Cable Car Sign
Mt. Takao Cable Car Tunnel
Mt. Takao Yakuoin Temple Gate
Mt. Takao Panorama View
Mt. Takao Hiking Tour
Mt. Takao Hiking
Mt. Takao Yakuoin Temple
Mt. Takao Shrine
Mt. Takao On The Evening
Mt. Takao Donation Wall For A Nearby Temple
Facts & Figures
Mount Takao is one of the most popular day trip destinations from Tokyo. From the top of the mountain at 599m you have a great view over Mt. Fuji, Tokyo and Yokohama. This hiking paradise has 2.5 Mio visitors a year and you can choose between 8 hiking courses.
One of the major attractions at Mt. Takao-san is the Yakuoin Temple (also known as Takaosan Yakuoin Yukiji Temple). The temple was established in 744 by Gyoki Bosatsu and is dedicated to the Medicine Bhudda, Yakushi Nyorai.
Mount Takao-san still belongs to the Tokyo Metropolitan area.
How to get to Mount Takao?
- 50min from Shinjuku Station by Keio Railways to Takaosanguchi Station - 370 Yen
- 50min from Shinjuku Station by Chuo Line to Takaosanguchi Station - 660 Yen
Tama Forest Science Garden - Botanical Park on the foot of Mt. Takao
Yakuoin Temple - beautiful temple of the Shingon sect
8 hiking courses - enjoy the nature
Festival & Events (dates can change without notice)
Takaosan Momiji Matsuri (Maple Leaf Festival) (1st to 30th)
fun events, street performances celebrating the famed momiji (maple leaf)