Mount Takao (Takaosan)
This is one day course. The fee is 30 USD from Tokyo.
Mount Takao (Takaosan) is one of the closest natural recreation areas
to central Tokyo, offering beautiful scenery, an interesting temple and
attractive hiking opportunities. There is Onsen Gokurakuyu (hot spring)
close to the station of Takaosan. This Onsen opened recently and is placed
near station, so the access is very convenient.
Although outside the city center, the mountain is still located within
metropolitan Tokyo and takes only 50 minutes and 390 yen to reach from
A network of numbered hiking trails lead up the slopes of Takaosan. The
majority of visitors use trail number 1, which is broad, mostly paved
and passes all of the major sites as it winds its way to the top of the
599 meter high summit. The other trails are narrower, unpaved and see
significantly less traffic. The hike to the top of Mount Takao along trail
number 1 takes about 90 minutes from the base of the mountain, but that
time can be cut in half by utilizing the cablecar or chair lift that lead
halfway up the mountain.
Onsen Gokurakuyu: Open time: 8:00~23:00 Open during the year