Sacred Temple of Mt Takao

Get closer to the peak as you visit the temple

By Kenny King Hin Choi    - 1 min read

Located halfway between the mid-station for cable cars and chair lifts and the top of the mountain, this cultural highlight combines perfectly with the natural beauty in its surroundings. Starting from the grand gate behind the monkey park, a long path lined with prayer plaques and stone lanterns leads its way to the temple complex. The whole temple was built on the slope of Takaosan, which creates different levels connected by stairs and steep footpath. This makes visiting Yakouin more exciting and pleasant than other temples that lie on flat ground.

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Kenny King Hin Choi

Kenny King Hin Choi @kenny.king.hin.choi

I had spend almost the last 10 years traveling to different corners of the world seldom reached by others as tourists. Iraq, Kosovo, Albania, Bangladesh and Ukraine are among many others. To see and smell a place first handedly is absoulutely differnt from reading and hearing from mass media. Japan has been the country I always aspired to as I first set foot there when I was 14 years old. The rich cultural heritage and freindliness of the people left inside me a wonderful memory. Therefore I was there again when I was 17. I have been recently staying in Germany for my studies, traveling around Europe to experience its diversity and rich history. Yet I still wish I could visit Japan again in the near future, preferably to Hokaiido and Fukuoka. Outside traveling, my hobbit is photography, cycling, sailing and cooking. Honestly Japanese food is one of the best in the world. As a fish lover, I could not resist Japanese crusine. Otherwise, Ramen, Sushi and green tea are all my favourite. When I read cultural studies in the university in Hong Kong, Japan turned out to me as a very speical society. The mentality and popular culture which has affected the world is inspiring. I really hope I could go deeper into this when I got the chance.