Mt. Takao Hike and Beer Garden

30 Aug 2009 8:34 PM | Deleted user


Mt. Takao Hike and Beer Garden

By Kuniko Noguchi




 As Mt. Takao was awarded three Michelin stars in 2007, it is getting  

 more bustling with visitors, hikers, and foreign tourists.  “Located fifty

 minutes from the heart of Tokyo, Mt. Takao is covered by a beautiful

 forest that lets visitors enjoy both Japan’s subtropical and temperate

 natural features.  From the summit, there is a panoramic view of Tokyo”

 says Michelin Voyager Pratique Japon, Michelin’s simpler guide to Japan’s



 In addition to easy access from Shinjuku, this mountain appeals to

 people with several hiking trails, Yakuoin temple, a scenic cable car & lift

 rides, and particularly seasonal attractions:  Visitors enjoy 

 cherry blossoms in spring, colorful foliage in autumn, and beers in



IMG_0455-1.JPG From July to September, a beer garden  

 called ‘Beer Mount’ opens at the

 observation deck at 500 meters

 from the ground which offers spectacle 

view of Tokyo.  It is about 3,000 yen 

for 2 hour all-you-can-eat-and-drink buffet

and entertains the visitors and weary hikers

 in the mountain retreat.



 To ensure a pleasant trip, safety should be utmost important as

 is  customary with all of hiking trips.  People should do hiking first,

 then finish the day at Beer Mount, and make sure to do a safe walk or

 take a cable car back to the station after drinking at Beer Mount. 


 Mt. Takao:

 Beer Mount:


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