Mt. Takao

Quasi-national park with rich nature just an hour from the heart of the city

Old Green
Green of tradition and history

Mountain with rich nature designated as a semi-national park is located in suburbs of Tokyo, about an hour from the heart of the city by electric train. As the plants grow all over the warm and cold zones of the mountain, it is extremely rich in wild plant life. Since getting a Michelin Guide 3-starred in 2007, it has become a popular destination for overseas travelers.

Photo Spot

Enormous cedar tree said to be 450 years old. Best close capture wide-angle lens.
The mountain has a convenient cable car and lift.
Cool cucumbers in the summer. Delicious local vegetable that can be found while trekking.
Yamahototogisu, it blooms between summer and autumn.

Something Green

“Giant tengu” statue of Yakuoin Temple which is said to have been opened more than 1,200 years ago. According to ancient folklore of Mt. Takao, the mythical tengu is said to have power to bring good luck and ward off evil. The statue has been an object of Japanese folk belief since olden days.

Mt. Takao

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Access
Takaosanguchi Sta. on Keio Line(KO53)

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