Mount Takao (高尾山) is a 600 metre high mountain located in Hachioji, Tokyo and is said to be one of 100 best landscapes in Japan. The Michelin Guide also rates it as a three star attraction; their highest ranking. It is the most popular mountain in Tokyo, so although the mountain is a long way to the west, there's still convenient public transportation making it very easy to visit for hiking. On the top of mountain, there is a twelve hundred year old temple and you can enjoy great views of Mount Fuji on a clear day. There are seven hiking routes to climb this mountain, and cable car is also available if you're not feeling that energetic. Mount Takao is a great mountain for a one day hike with easy access from Tokyo.
There are parking space, shops and restaurants.
0. at Shinjuku Station
1. Use Keio Line to Takaosanguchi (50 min.)