Fall at Mount Takao

Absolutely stunning

By Valerie Kor    - 1 min read

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.

Getting there

Take the Keio Line to Takaosanguchi Station.

More info

Find out more about Mount Takao.

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Valerie Kor

Valerie Kor @valerie.kor

From a tiny red dot on the map, Singapore. The size of my country is only one of the many reasons I grab any opportunity I can to travel and live in places other than home. I love photography, writing, yoga, and going to beautiful or quirky cafes. My life goal is to learn as many languages as possible!