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Tokyo Sightseeing Accessibility Guide

Last updated March 22, 2019

26. Mt. Takao

Exploring Tokyo’s great outdoors

26. Mt. Takao

This picturesque area on the outskirts of Hachioji City runs along the border between Tokyo and Kanagawa Prefecture. Its main attraction, Mount Takao, is accessible via cable car and chairlift, making it popular with families, etc. Enjoy the great outdoors in Tokyo’s Tama area.

  • Tama
  • Nature

Route

Select a spot to see details such as tourist information and barrier-free information.

  1. Start Keio Takao LineTakaosanguchi Station

    About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters

  2. Station TakaotozanKiyotaki Station

    on foot foot

  3. Spot1 Takaosan Cable Car

    About 6 min. by the Takaosan Cable Car Cable Car

  4. Station TakaotozanTakaosan Station

    About 34 minutes on foot foot About 1,000 meters

  5. Spot2 Takaosan Yakuoin Temple

    About 34 minutes on foot foot About 1,000 meters

  6. Station TakaotozanTakaosan Station

    About 6 min. by the Takaosan Cable Car Cable Car

  7. Station TakaotozanKiyotaki Station

    On foot foot

  8. Spot3 Mt. Takao Shopping Street

    About 4 minutes on foot foot About 220 meters

  9. Spot4 TAKAO 599 MUSEUM

    About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters

  10. Goal Keio Takao LineTakaosanguchi Station
  • Information used in the creation of this website was current as of January 2019
  • Indicated route travel times are calculated based on a speed of about 60 meters/minute

Route Details

There is also useful information for the actual visit of a spot such as the time required, details on restrooms, and travel time between spots.

Explanation of PictogramsNote Items are indicated in dark blue if applicable.

There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
Wheelchair-accessible restroom (located within the ticket gates at train and subway stations unless noted otherwise)
There are nursing areas
Nursing area (with diaper-changing table, unless noted otherwise)
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
Osotomate-friendly facility
Osotomate-friendly facility
Parking for the impaired
Parking for the impaired
Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
Explanations, etc. available through tactile maps or in Braille
START!
  1. Start Keio Takaosanguchi Station

    The course starts at Keio Takaosanguchi Station.

    For station details, refer to the Keio website.

    Keio website

  2. About 5 minutes on foot foot About 300 meters Travel Tips There is a long but gradual slope from Keio Takaosanguchi Station to Takaotozan Kiyotaki Station.

    Takaotozan Kiyotaki Station

    on foot cable car

  3. Spot1 Takaosan Cable Car About 6 minutes

    Takaosan Cable Car

    The cable car links Kiyotaki Station at the base of the mountain with Takaosan Station, located at an elevation of 472 meters, in about 6 minutes. The car windows offer amazing views of forested mountains.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    Station staff will guide passengers in wheelchairs. There is an elevator at Takaosan Station.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at Kiyotaki Station

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing stations) available at Kiyotaki Station and Takaosan Station.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-661-4151
    Address
    2205 Takaomachi, Hachioji (Takaotozan Railway)
    Fee
    Between Kiyotaki Station and Takaosan Station:¥480 one-way; ¥930 round-trip (may be discounted for visitors with impairments; inquire for details)
    Hours
    8:00-18:00 (discounts may be available for customers with impairments; inquire for details.)
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.takaotozan.co.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. About 6 min.via the Takaosan Cable Car cable car

    Takaotozan Takaosan Station

    About 34 minutes on foot foot About 1,000 meters Travel Tips The path from Takaotozan Takaosan Station is a paved and gradual slope. Along the way, it splits into two paths: the Otokozaka (steep) and Onnazaka (gentle) slopes. Take the Onnazaka slope, as the Otokozaka has steep stairs.

  5. Spot2 Takaosan Yakuoin Temple About 1 hour

    Takaosan Yakuoin Temple

    The temple just below the summit has drawn worshippers since old times. In recent years, it has gained fame as a place to pray for success in finding romance or a marriage partner.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The Main Hall is only accessible via stairs. The regular restrooms are at the bottom of a steep hill. Wheelchair users will need assistance.

    Restroom Information

    Although not actually wheelchair-accessible, men's restroom has relatively wide corridor and stall opens via sliding door, so wheelchair users can get close. Caregiver assistance is needed as restroom is located at bottom of steep hill in front of office for ordering goma (burning cedar stick) rituals.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-661-1115
    Address
    2177 Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    Free entry to grounds
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.takaosan.or.jp/english/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. About 34 minutes on foot foot About 1,000 meters

    Takaotozan Takaosan Station

    About 6 min.via the Takaosan Cable Car cable car

    Takaotozan Kiyotaki Station

    On foot foot Travel Tips Mount Takao Shopping Street starts in front of Takaotozan Kiyotaki Station. There is a gradual slope, but the street is wide and easily walkable. Be careful as there is no guardrail.

  7. Spot3 Mt. Takao Shopping Street About 1 hour

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    The main approach from Kiyotaki Station toward Takaosanguchi Station is lined with quaint shops selling treats like soba noodles, a local specialty, and sembei (rice crackers).

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The sidewalk is wide and some of the eateries are wheelchair-accessible. Products are displayed at store entrances, making it easy for wheelchair users to shop.

    Restroom Information

    Restrooms (with wheelchair-accessible facilities) available at Takaosan Cable Car Kiyotaki Station, TAKAO 599 MUSEUM, etc.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-661-5368
    Address
    Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Hours
    Unrestricted
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.takaosan.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  8. About 4 minutes on foot foot About 220 meters Travel Tips There is no guardrail, but the street is wide and easily walkable.

  9. Spot4 TAKAO 599 MUSEUM About 30 minutes

    TAKAO 599 MUSEUM

    This museum opened in August 2015. Enjoy fascinating explanations of the highlights of each course up to Mount Takao’s summit, indigenous plants, and more.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出あり

    The entrance is flat with tactile paving. This facility is a convenient place to get information on Mount Takao. A step stool is also available for looking at the exhibits. The museum has a cot for emergencies.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with diaper-changing stations) located on 1st and 2nd floors. Ostomate facilities are available inside wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-665-6688
    Address
    2435-3 Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    8:00 - 17:00 (closes 16:00 December-March)*admission until 30 minute before closing
    Closed days
    None (occasional temporary closings for maintenance, etc.)
    Official Website
    http://www.takao599museum.jp/?lang=en

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  10. About 7 minutes on foot foot About 380 meters Travel Tips Go back onto Mount Takao Shopping Street and follow the river. The path is a gradual downhill.

  11. Goal Keio Takaosanguchi Station

    The course finishes at Keio Takaosanguchi Station.

    For station details, refer to the Keio website.

    Keio website

Sightseeing spots around Mt. Takao

  1. Spot5 Keio Takaosanguchi Station

    Keio Takaosanguchi Station

    Mount Takao’s tourism gateway. A facility offering information on the surrounding area, etc., can also be found inside the station.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • Osotomate-friendly facility
    • There are nursing areas
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • Explanations, etc.  available through tactile maps or in Braille
    • 車いす貸出あり

    The wheelchair-accessible restroom contains a diaper-changing station (adult changing table). Braille and audio guidance are available in front of the ticket gate.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor inside ticket gate

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing station (multipurpose bench)) located on 1st floor inside ticket gate.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-357-6161(Keio Customer Center)
    Address
    2241 Takaomachi, Hachioiji
    Fee
    -
    Hours
    -
    Closed days
    None
    Official Website
    http://www.keio.co.jp/train/station/54_takaosanguchi/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  2. Spot6 Takaosanguchi Tourist Office (Musasabi House)

    Takaosanguchi Tourist Office (Musasabi House)

    This facility is located inside Keio Takaosanguchi Station. It provides information on hiking and sightseeing around Mt. Takao as well as Hachioji and other nearby areas.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    There are no steps at the entrance to the center. Maps of Mt. Takao that provide audio guidance in English and Japanese are available for rent. (User touches a special pen to the map to activate audio guidance. Fee required.)

    Restroom Information

    No restrooms available inside information center. Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with diaper-changing station) located in Keio Takaosanguchi Station and at the city-run parking lot next to the station.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-673-3461
    Address
    2241 Takaomachi, Hachioji (inside Keio Takaosanguchi Station)
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    8:00-17:00 (open until 16:00 December through March)
    Closed days
    Days when maintenance is carried out
    Official Website
    http://www.hkc.or.jp/kyokai-data/access.html#takao

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  3. Spot7 Mt. Takao Observation Deck

    Mt. Takao Observation Deck

    On clear days, visitors can see all the way to the skyscrapers of Shinjuku. The gorgeous nighttime view from the observation deck is also famous.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The rooftop observation deck is not wheelchair-accessible, but there is an observation platform along the climbing trail facing Takaosan Station.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at Takaosan Cable Car Takaosan Station

    Restroom Information

    Restrooms (with wheelchair-accessible facilities) available at Takaosan Cable Car Takaosan Station.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-661-4151(Takaotozan Railway)
    Address
    Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Open while the Takaosan Cable Car is running
    Closed days
    None (inaccessible when the Takao Beer Mount beer garden is open)

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  4. Spot8 Monkey Park/Wild Plant Garden

    Monkey Park/Wild Plant Garden

    Get up close with about 70 Japanese macaques as well as over 300 varieties of grasses and plants in the Wild Plant Garden.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • Written communication possible through communication boards or paper
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The park can only be entered using stairs. The Wild Plant Garden is also not wheelchair-accessible.

    Restroom Information

    No wheelchair-accessible restrooms on premises.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-661-2381
    Address
    Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    ¥420 (may be discounted for visitors with impairments; inquire for details)
    Hours
    9:30-16:30 (closes at 16:00 December through February; opens at 10:00 in March and April)
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://takao-monkey-park.jp/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  5. Spot9 Takao Visitor Center

    Takao Visitor Center

    This facility offers information on Mount Takao including its history, ecosystem, and the relationship between humans and nature.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Various exhibits on Mt. Takao’s natural environment are on display, including ones that visitors can touch or smell. A wheelchair-accessible restroom is located in a separate building next to the center.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom at summit

    Restroom Information

    No restrooms inside Visitor Center. Wheelchair-accessible restrooms (with ostomate facilities and diaper-changing stations) available at public restrooms at summit and ahead of summit.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-664-7872
    Address
    2176 Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    10:00-16:00
    Closed days
    Monday (the following day if the Monday national holiday or Tokyo Citizen’s Day (October 1))
    Official Website
    https://www.ces-net.jp/takaovc/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  6. Spot10 Takao Forest Center

    Takao Forest Center

    Learn about forests and forestry. The items on display can be picked up and examined.

    Accessibility Information

    • There are restrooms that can be accessed with wheelchairs
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    Visitors must enter through hinged doors. Wheelchair users will need to ask for assistance.

    Restroom
    Wheelchair-accessible restroom on 1st floor

    Restroom Information

    Wheelchair-accessible restroom (with diaper-changing station) located on 1st floor.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-663-6689
    Address
    2438-1 Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    Free
    Hours
    Exhibit hall: 10:00 - 16:00
    Craft workshops: Morning: 10:00 - 12:00, Afternoon: 13:00 - 16:00
    *Reception closes one hour before workshops end
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.rinya.maff.go.jp/kanto/takao/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

  7. Spot11 Trick Art Museum

    Trick Art Museum

    Visit this museum to experience the old art form of trick art. Museumgoers will be pleased to note that photography is permitted throughout the exhibits.

    Accessibility Information

    • 車いすのまま入れるトイレなし
    • オストメイトの対応設備なし
    • 授乳スペースなし
    • 障がい者等用駐車スペースなし
    • 筆談ボード、もしくは紙などで筆談対応不可
    • 触地図、点字による解説等なし
    • 車いす貸出なし

    The building has stairs and is not equipped with an elevator, making access difficult for visitors with physical impairments. Wheelchairs cannot be used inside. This facility tricks and delights the eyes with exhibits incorporating optical illusions.

    Restroom Information

    No wheelchair-accessible restrooms available inside museum.

    Facility Information

    Telephone number
    042-667-1081
    Address
    1786 Takaomachi, Hachioji
    Fee
    ¥1,300 (may be discounted for visitors with impairments; inquire for details)
    Hours
    10:00 - 19:00 (April - November)
    10:00 - 18:00 (December - March)
    *admission until 30 minute before closing
    Closed days
    Irregular holidays
    Official Website
    http://www.trickart.jp/english/

    *This information was current as of January 2019. Contact individual facilities to confirm details.

Note 1:
This document has been created based on information as of January 2019.
Note 2:
The travelling time for the routes is estimated at 60 meters per minute.
Note 3:
It is recommended that you make preliminary confirmations of the information listed here by phone before your outing as there may be changes in the data.
Note 4:
Please note that we cannot be held responsible for any loss or injury that may be incurred due to this information.
Note 5:
Consumption tax is included in all listed fees as a general rule. Fees such as admission fees are those for adults unless stated otherwise.
Note 6:
It is recommended that visitors with physical impairments make preliminary inquiries at facilities that they wish to visit such as through their websites. They might be offered discounts or exemptions from fees for the disabled, although the conditions for the presentation of physical impairment certificates may differ.
Note 7:
As a general rule, holiday seasons such as the year-end and New Year's holidays, the Obon holiday break, and Golden Week are not listed.
Note 8:
As a general rule, the hours listed here are the opening and closing hours. Please note that the final time for admission listed here is generally from 30 minutes to 1 hour before closing time.
Note 9:
Please make confirmations with the transit agency you are travelling with before your outing as traffic information may change due to natural disasters or depending on the season.
Note 10:
Map information is the result of investigation from September 2018 to January 2019.