Takao-san 高尾山 Winter Hike

Mt TakaoMountain climbing is a popular activity in Japan and without a doubt, Mt. Takao is one of the most popular hiking spots in Tokyo for its convenient location. With only about 50 kilometers from central Tokyo, it is a relatively short 50 minute train ride from Shinjuku via Keio Railways’ Limited Express. Visitors can enjoy its natural beauty and magnificent scenery all in a day’s trip. Mt. Takao also provides a good hike all year round.

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Mt. Mitake 御岳山, unspoiled nature near the city

Mitakesan (御岳山) is a 929 meters tall mountain and is considered as the most popular sightseeing spot in the Okutama region, the western most part of Tokyo, Japan.

Musashi-Mitake Shrine located on the mountain’s summit which is believed to have been serving as a center of mountain worship for almost 2000 years.
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