Mt. Takao One Day Trip from Tokyo, Japan

Mt. Takao can travel by use One Day Trip ticket from Shinjuku Station in Tokyo.

“Takao” (Mt.Takao) is a mountain name in Hachioji city. It is a popular hiking spot in Tokyo. There are more than 2.5 million people hiking during the year probably it’s because easy to travel and near downtown Tokyo. It will takes about 1 hour from Shinjuku Station to this mountain. This is why you can go on a day trip. Mt. Takao has become a favorite among the people who don’t have much time but look for a place to rejuvenate during a weary day and can breathe fresh air. In truth that view is beautiful and the air is fresh every season.

If anyone stays in Tokyo from Shinjuku Station, there is a special ticket for going to Mt. Takao called the Mt.Takao 1 day Free Ticket (around 1,680 Yen) which helps to save a lot of money. As well as tickets for the Keio Line, which must be used when traveling to Mount Takao, Cable Car or Chair Lift tickets to and from Mount Takao, Takao Monkey Park tickets for the Monkey Park in the mountains, and coupons. 5% discount for use at the Keio Department Store Shinjuku. This is good value. Guarantee that it is cheaper to buy separately. Keep this money to go shopping for better enjoyment.

Also, another choice at the Shinjuku Station on Keio Line which have round trip train ticket from Shinjuku – Takaosanguchi and Takaosanguchi – Shinjuku, and round trip cable car to mountain (around 1,390 Yen). This will save about 20% off from separate ticket.

(Mt. Takao Round-trip Discount Ticket – The discount ticket combines a round-trip ticket from any station on the Keiō Line or Inokashira Line to Takaosanguchi Station with a round-trip or one-way ticket for either the Mt. Takao cable car or chair lift. Discount tickets are available for purchase from vending machines at all stations on the Keiō Line and Inokashira Line, excluding Takaosanguchi Station.) see more at

1. Mt. Takao Cable Car

The cable car runs from Kiyotaki Station to Takaosan Station, climbing 271 meters over a journey of about 6 minutes. The maximum tilt is 31.18 degrees, steeper than any other cable car in Japan.

2. Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

The temple is about a 20-minute walk from the Takaosan cable car station. Mt. Takao has long been considered a holy mountain in Shugendo, and to this day, mountain worshippers who practice this religion make the pilgrimage throughout the year to immerse themselves in the cascading waters of the waterfall.


About 5-minute walk from Takaosanguchi Station. Museum have 3 zones – “exhibition space”, “video space” and “relaxation space” – TAKAO 599 MUSEUM introduce Mt. Takao’s rich nature and ecosystems. Why not fully enjoy the appeal of Mt. Takao at our museum, named after the mountain’s 599m height?

How to get there:

By Train:

  • from Keio line: Shinjuku Station

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