Mount Takao has it all: Stunning views, unusual statues, delicious food and exciting festivals. Why not spend a day exploring the wilds of one of Tokyo’s best-loved mountains?
Located in the Tama region of West Tokyo, Takao is an easily hikeable 599m mountain especially popular with couples, families and the older generation. Equipped with its own scenic ropeway, there isn’t even any need to hike, so if you’re arthritic, wearing heels or just hate walking uphill, then this is the perfect mountain for you.
Mount Takao has been a sacred site for over 1,000 years and disciples called yamabushi would practice ascetic training here, including Zen meditation, waterfall asceticism and sutra reading.
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