Mount Takao

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Summit of Mt Takao
Summit of Mt Takao (Photo: e X p o s e /

Just an hour from downtown Tokyo, Mount Takao is one of the most popular destinations for day-trippers and hikers. Also known as" "Takaosan" ", the mountain is a protected part of the Meiji no Mori Takao Quasi-National Park. It offers a beautiful landscape, an interesting temple and attractive hiking opportunities.The colorful foliage around the mountain and the national park make it a popular destination for the annual autumn foliage observation.



Takaomachi, Hachioji, Tokyo 193-0844 (Map) (Directions)


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Mount Takao Autumn Leaves Festival

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To the west of Tokyo, the autumn leaves of Mount Takao are celebrated each November with a month-long festival. Musical performances,..

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Mt. Takao


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A Visit to Mt. Takao

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