Mount Takao

    Address : Takao-machi, Hachioji-shi, Tokyo

    Mount Takao, standing about 600 meters high and located at a one hour train ride outside of central Tokyo, has hiking trails rich in wildlife. Visitors using wheelchairs can take a cable car ride halfway up to the mountain and go to an observation deck and a Buddhist temple, Yakuo-in (accompaniment by a wheelchair attendant is recommended). The observation deck offers a magnificent panorama of the Kanto Plain, with Tokyo’s skyscrapers at the center. Yakuo-in was established in the year 744 by imperial orders of the Emperor Shomu as a base for Buddhism in eastern Japan. Its founder was Gyoki a high priest.
    Takaosanguchi: Keio Line
    Elevator between platform and ticket gateElevator available
    Elevator between ticket gate and outsideExit is on the ground floor
    Recommended routeTakaosanguchi, 5 minute walk from Takaosanguchi to cable car station
    Brochure available: English
    Cable car ticket is offered at a half price for a physical disability certificate holder and a helper. Guide dog permitted
    AccessFew steps
    EntranceFew steps
    InsideFew steps
    ParkingUse nearby parking facility