Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Takaosan Shu-ki Taisai

Annual Autumn Festival of the temple featuring a parade of children in fancy attire, mountain priests and drum & fife bands.

Schedule & Key events:
11 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Parade from Jyuichi-chome Jaya (tea house) near
Takaosan (cable car) Sta. to the temple

Location: Jyuichi-chome Jaya, Takaosan Yakuo'in Temple on Mt. Takao and others, Hachioji, Tokyo

Takaosan Yakuoin Temple: Keio Line to Takaosan-guchi Sta., and then walk 3 min. to (1) Kiyotaki Sta. From there, take cable car to Takaosan Sta. (5 min.), and then walk 20 min. (2) Sanroku Sta. From there, take chair lift to Sanjo Sta. (12 min.), and then walk 30 min.

Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.