Posted by: victor
Mount Takao, located within the municipality of Hachioji City
,in the southeastern part of the Kanto mountainous region,
is about 50 km from the center of Tokyo.
Because of this convenient location, visitors can enjoy
its natural beauty and the many other attractions
all in a day's 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 of three stars. The view of
Mt. Fuji is magnificent.
Visitors can climb Mt. Takao by taking a cable car
or lift to a point 400 m up - halfway up the mountain.
They can also climb to the top along one of three trails,
each of which takes about one-and-a-half hours.
Visitors to Mount Takao can choose to start climbing from the base,
or take a funicular or ropeway ride halfway up the mountain.
During Fall, the red leaves are very beautiful. They cover the whole moutain,
attracting a lot of tourists to go there.
On the northern side, you can see Kanto Plain. In the foreground
you can see the sprawling cities of Hachioji and Tachikawa with
the skyscrapers of central Tokyo, the Tokyo Tower,
and the Yokohama Landmark Tower in the background.
Posted by: victor (March 9, 2011 2:53 PM)