Mount Takao is in Hachioji City on the edge of the mountains of the southeastern Kanto region, about 50 kilometers from the center of Tokyo. This convenient location lets visitors enjoy refreshing natural surroundings and many other attractions in a single day trip. In recognition of its magnificent beauty, the 2007 edition of Michelin's Voyager Pratique Japon, the famous French travel guidebook, awarded Mt. Takao and Mt. Fuji the maximum rating of three stars.
Visitors can climb Mt. Takao by cable car or lift to approximately 400 meters, or about halfway up the mountain. They can also climb to the top along one of several trails, each of which takes about 90 minutes.