Second only to the world-renowned Mount Fuji, Mount Takao needs no introduction. It is only 50 km from the city center of Tokyo and thus a popular favourite among locals and tourists alike. I went in late November (26 November 2013); the weather was just a tad chilly and perfect for a hike. The Momiji, stunningly red and beautiful, undoubtedly steals the limelight. In Yakuo-in temple, you can observe the Japanese religious customs and around the temple, you can get some food and snacks special to Mount Takao. I recommend trying the Yaki dango and Manju! At the summit, there is a breathtaking view of surrounding peaks. Before going, do check this page for fall foliage reports.
Take the Keio Line to Takaosanguchi Station.
Find out more about Mount Takao.
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