Recently Mt.Takao has been very popular between Japanese people and foreigners since we can enjoy hiking easily in this big urban city Tokyo.
In fact I am from Hachiouji city where has Mt.Takao and living very near!
So I cannot count how many times I have climbed up it since I was small. lol
It is annual event for me to go to Mt.Takao on New Year's Day.
Mt. Takao is located at Takao-Sanguchi St. in 50 min from Hatagaya St. where Sakura Hotel Hatagaya is located.
So you can enjoy nature easily by 1 day trip!
And we can hike in Mt.Takao through all seasons.
Now I, as a Mt.Takao lover, will introduce you the ranking of "the thing to do at Mt. Takao" !
Look for Tengu (Japanese Mythical Creatures).
(This image is from: http://blog.goo.ne.jp/super-buchou_2007/e/1898310eb13d6b988d46b95a2d1f3d0f)
Since long time ago, there is a legend Tengu is living in Mt. Takao.
They have been protecting us and the mountain from above tall trees.
If you look up above in Mt. Takao, you will have a chance to meet Tengu!
(This image is from : http://blog.goo.ne.jp/komayoshi-k/e/1d3f6c1abf0c95c8ed5f03b93b46bf37)
Taste Mt.Takao's delicious foods.
Hiking makes us hungry.
But, don't worry. There are lots of delicious foods in Mt. Takao!
The most recommendable dish is...
japanese wheat noodle with wild plants / [cipher]
Sansai Udon (Sansai = Mountain herbs, Udon = noodle)!
Fresh mountain herbs from Mt.Takao make it so tasty!
And another recommendation is...
Shoyu(Japanese soy souce) flavored, warm, huuuum sounds so delicious!
And finally No.1!!!
From the middle of Mt.Takao, you can overlook Tokyo city!
Skyscraperes in Shinjuku, Sky Tree, and actually we can see Yokohama Minato Mirai from there!
Don't miss this amazing view!!!
From now you're also the biginner of Mt. Takao lovers! eheh