About Mt. Takao
Mt. Takao is about an hour from central Tokyo. The mountain owes it popularity to its ease of access and abundance of nature (the number of native plants is about 1,600 species. Which is roughly equivalent to number of unique flora found in the UK!)
In recent years Mt. Takao has become the world's most visited mountain with 3 million visitors a year. Mt. Takao is full of attractions, including Yakuo-in temple which has a history of more than 1000 years, a cable car that boasts the steepest slope in Japan, a wide variety of trails for all your trekking needs, and gourmet shops that carry local specialties such as Tororo Soba.
The secret to Mt. Takao’s success is that even absolute beginners can enjoy the mountain and its subtle moods. Beautiful nature such as autumn leaves, Summer’s fresh greenery, diamond Fuji in December, the stamp rally, Setsubun in the Spring, Yakuo-in events such as fire festivals, and various group events are also a major pull. All of these things mean that you can enjoy Mt. Takao all year long!
TrailsWith varying difficulties means there is a trail for everyone!MORE
AttractionsThe cable car, Yakuo-in temple, the scenery and local exhibitions
Takosugi (The Octopus Shaped Cedar Tree)
A cedar tree with roots bent like a octopus. Its rumored to bring good luck and open new doors.
A sophisticated design exhibition facility at the foot of Mt. Takao
Mt. Takao’s power spot, which has a history of 1200 years
Foods & DrinksMt. Takao's specialty “Tororo Soba” and “Dango”FOODMORE
BlogFirsthand reports and updates on Mt. Takao!
Congestion during the autumn leaves season (2018). From the base to the summit
Kogesawa Plum Grove: Up to 1,400 plum trees
Goma Training at Yakuo-in Temple