The next mountain I decided to try within a reasonable distance to Tokyo was Mt. Takao. Let’s start with a couple of things about Mt. Takao:
- It’s allegedly the most hiked mountain in Japan.
- It’s busy as fuck.
- A lot of people hike this thing.
- Do you like the idea of a crowded train but out in nature? Mt. Takao is the right place for you.
At least it was a beautiful day out.
The latest batch of people getting off at the station to join the larger group.
In case you’re not into making a one-hour train ride out there and back, they have 5-star accommodations right next to the mountain.
A super helpful map.
Monkeys!! I hope this is the place where Jojo retired.
At this point in the hike, if there’s not anything awesome at the top of these stairs, I’m burning the whole place down…
Around the temple was the busiest area of the hike. I’d suggest to get there earlier than 10 AM to avoid this mess.
And here’s the payoff of the hike, being able to see Mt. Fuji on a clear day.
I started the tracker a bit late, so I didn’t track the whole hike.