If you want indulge in the nature of Tokyo suburbs, go to Mount Takao. Around 50 minutes by train from central Tokyo, this 599m-high mountain is popular with urbanites, attracting 2.5 million hikers annually. The hiking trails are well maintained and many resting points along make a easy day trip. Those who are not robust can use a cable car to go uphill halfway.
The view from the mountain top is breathtaking. You can spot the Skytree and other skyscrapers in central Tokyo in one direction and Mount Fuji in another. The recommended speciality here is tororo soba, buckwheat noodles with sticky grated yam on top. This delicacy rewards your long climb, revitalizing yourself again!
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5.02 months ago
I went to Mt Takao midnight of Dec 31st. Lots of people were hiking the mountain, catching the first sun of the year. The cable car was working throughout the night. The shops were opened, and you can get food and drink, at both the cable car station, and on top of the mountain. There were toilets on top of the mountain too.
After seeing the rising sun, I was surprised to find Mt Fuji behind me.
5.07 months ago
A really beautiful place to hike. I would recommend the path that brings you past the waterfall and the Oyama bridge. It's not paved and very natural. Pick a sunny day to go as once you reach the top there are many great vistas. If you're not really into hiking, there's also a cable car that will bring you near the top and there's also a beer garden near the cable car station at the top.
3.06 months ago
For beginners this mountain is very good to measure their abilities to hike. When the weather is good it is very crowded, when its cloudy and afternoon you have more chances to be almost alone on the trail.
5.011 months ago
We really enjoyed our visit to mount Takao. The view up top is great, giving you a vantage point over both the city and the mountains. For the best chance of seeing mount Fuji, I think going in the morning is better. The climb from the cable car is very manageable. If you choose to do the first part on foot to save on cable car fees, be warned that it is very steep. Luckily there are multiple natural resting spots along the way.
5.010 months ago
Good place for a hike. 6 different routes, a cable car, or ski lift looking option as well. I did this one in my sneakers not big hiking boots. Very easy. Very scenic.
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Gao Weishan is the place for hiking. You can fully enjoy the quiet nature, no city noise and a long, lush of nature. Yao is very popular in the hillsides, be sure to look at. Select a different climbing routes, there will be different vi...
Gao Weishan is the place for hiking. You can fully enjoy the quiet nature, no city noise and a long, lush of nature. Yao is very popular in the hillsides, be sure to look at. Select a different climbing routes, there will be different views. Best climbing experience personally, if not you can also choose to take a cable car from the skies overlooking the Gao Weishan views, also have some fun. When I went to red leaves in the fall season, the entire mountain into a sea of red, achingly beautiful!
VisitedDec 2009Read moreClose
Gao Weishan the air very well, although said to be climbing, but not much higher, you can also take the ropeway climbing, but that is no longer in nature, enjoy, so we climb. There are different climbing routes, you can select your favor...
Gao Weishan the air very well, although said to be climbing, but not much higher, you can also take the ropeway climbing, but that is no longer in nature, enjoy, so we climb. There are different climbing routes, you can select your favorite route. Very beautiful scenery on the way, take a lot of photos. Overlooking Tokyo's views on the Summit, it's just so glamorous.
VisitedJun 2010Read moreClose