Mt. Takao Area

Monkeys, firewalking & gorgeous scenery in every season

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At Mt. Takao, you can go hiking, monkey-viewing, beer drinking & firewalking just an hour from Tokyo.

Mt. Takao is an excellent place to see fall leaves (Nov) and cherry blossoms (early April).
Mt. Takao is an excellent place to see fall leaves (Nov) and cherry blossoms (early April).
There's a nice monkey park at the top.
There’s a nice monkey park at the top.
The shrine at the top of the mountain is a short walk from the cable car and chairlift.
The shrine at the top of the mountain is a short walk from the cable car and chairlift.
Make a wish at this sub-shrine if you want to discover your true love – the person connected to you by the red thread of destiny.
Make a wish at this sub-shrine if you want to discover your true love – the person connected to you by the red thread of destiny.
Duck through the hole and pray at this sub-shrine for good heath, then ring the bell.
Duck through the hole and pray at this sub-shrine for good heath, then ring the bell.
You can follow the priests across hot coals at the famous Hiwatari Matsuri firewalking ceremony at Mt. Takao every March. Check here for more details.
You can follow the priests across hot coals at the famous Hiwatari Matsuri firewalking ceremony at Mt. Takao every March. Check here for more details.
The Beer Mount beer garden is open at the top of the mountain from mid-July to early October.
The Beer Mount beer garden is open at the top of the mountain from mid-July to early October.

Hours of cable car/chairlift to the top:8:00 – 21:15. (Note: These change seasonally. Detailed info about first and last departures here.

Cable car/chairlift ticket prices: Adult round trip: ¥930, (one way: ¥480), Children (3-12) round trip: ¥460 (one way: ¥340).

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Jonelle Patrick writes mysteries set in Tokyo

In the wake of a natural disaster, Detective Kenji Nakamura is sent to investigate a death at a local shrine, where he finds evidence that suggests the impossible. How could the head priest have been murdered by someone who was already dead?…read more

 

 


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