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 their magnificent beauty, Michelin's Le Guide Vert Japon, the famous French travel guidebook, has awarded Mt. Takao and Mt. Fuji its maximum rating of three stars for several years running.
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.