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  • 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

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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.

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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

Sightseeing spots


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)