We all are well aware of Mt. Fuji — Japan’s tallest mountain needs no introduction — but there are a couple of other tall mountains right after the great Fujisan that deserve the same amount of love. Mt. Fuji has gotten all the attention from the travelers day in and day out, regardless of whether or not they are mountain climbing enthusiasts or not. This leaves the other great tall mountain competitors empty of climbers and non-climbers alike — take this to your advantage, then! Why follow the beaten track when you can venture elsewhere with a more authentic experience?
Mount Takao is located in Hachioji, West of Tokyo. It is only about 599.15 meters (1,965 feet) high but it offers a variety of breathtaking natural and innovative man-made attractions. The Michelin Green Guide highly recommends this mountain for tourists visiting Japan.