Things to do / Traditional festivals

Tokyo: Takaosan Shunki Taisai

Annual Spring Festival of Mt. Takao featuring a procession of Yamabushi (mountain priests in their traditional attire) and a corps of fife & drum.

Schedule & Key events:
Procession on the mountain

Location: Mt.Takao, 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. (6 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.