What to Expect
Mt. Takao is almost 600 meters high , and one of the most popular destinations for the visitors who want to enjoy beautiful nature in limited time nearby central Tokyo .
These days it's very popular among foreign tourists mainly because it was introduced in the Michlein Guide .
It's less than an hour from Shinjuku , a mega town in central Tokyo , and you'll be able to get surrounded in rich nature , able to touch supreme Japanese culture , and taste local specialty .
We'll start the tour from Keio line Takaosanguchi station . It'll take 5 minutes on foot from there to the cable car station . A cable car takes us to the middle of the mountain .
Then we start waking up to the top for about 40 minutes .
On the way to the top , there is a prestigious mountain temple , " Yakuo-in " with long history and solemn facade . It's worth visiting .
From the top , if you are lucky enough , you can see shinjuku skyscrapers , Tokyo tower .or even Mt. Fuji .
After Taking a break at the peak , we'll climb down the mountain through the different route enjoying a suspension bridge and mountain lift .
Finally , at the foot of Mt. Takao ,we can enjoy local specialty " Takao soba " or buck wheat noodle ,whose average cost is ￥1000 .
Satisfied with lunch , we'll be off at Takaosanguchi station .