Saturday, November 16, 2013

Mt. Takao (高尾山)

Mt. Takao (高尾山) is a 599m tall mountain very popular among people living in Tokyo because of its location, about 50min from Shinjuku.

On a good day, you can see Mt Fuji from there. Unfortunately, I didn't have luck this time so I can only show you some sprouts of the imminent momiji season.

Apart from nature, Mt Takao (in particular route 1) has an interesting collection of tengu sculptures worth the attention. Now let's go for the practical details:
  • Access: use hyperdia to find the best route from your home to Takaosanguchi station.
  • Hiking trails: there are several trails. My advice is to go up using route 6 (nature) and come down using route 1 (sculptures and temples).
  • Onsen: after the walk you can have a bath at furoppi (ふろっぴぃ). There is a free bus from Takasanguchi every 30min (1h on weekdays). When I was there last time, the price was either 800yen for having a bath (2h limit) or 2000yen for towel, yukata, relax room, manga library, restaurant etc.

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