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Buddhist Temple in Takao-san


One of the chief attractions on Takao-san is this temple near Takaosanguchi Station, best known for the Hi-watari Matsuri (Fire-crossing Ceremony), which takes place on the second Sunday in March. Priests walk acros…
Buffet in Takao-san

Mt Takao Beer Garden

Fresh mountain air, serene temples and ... all-you-can-drink craft beer. Day-trippers pack out the plastic chairs and tables at this scenic perch at the top of the funicular, gorging on buffet pasta, pizza, fried ri…
Museum in Takao-san

Takao 599 Museum

With a wealth of natural history info on the Takao-san region, this beautifully designed museum is arranged with younger visitors in mind – display cases of insects and fungi have toddler step stools, and there's a …