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 Shinjuku.

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


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