≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

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≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

You can experience both Hatsumode and seeing the first sunrise of the year

【Number of visitors on January 1st – 3rd】About 250,000 people

【Divine Favor】good-luck, warding off evil, academic achievement, recovery from illness

The Buddhist temple on Mt. Takao is formally known as Takao-san Yakuo-in Yuki-ji, and most commonly as Yakuo-in. It was established in 744 on the orders of Emperor Shomu as a base for Buddhism in eastern Japan and its founder was Gyoki, a charismatic priest closely associated with the erection of the Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple in Nara.

≪Hatsumode Spot≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple

New Year’s Day is crowded with so many people because it is not only Hatsumode, but also you can see the first sunrise from the summit of Mt. Takao and the precincts of Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple.


Event Name ≪Popular spots of the first prayer of the new year≫ Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
Venue Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple
Dates December 31, 2018 – January 15, 2019
Note There are many hikers who wait for the first sunrise at summit of Mt. Takao on New Year’s Day, which is very crowded. In that case the path to summit will be blocked and you will not be able to go to the summit, so please be careful. (The blockade will be lifted after sunrise)
In addition to the summit, you can see the first sunrise in the precincts of Takao-san Yakuo-in Temple and the Kasumidai observatory.
Open Hours ≪Cable car operating time≫
【December 31】 8:00-
【January 1】 0:00-18:00
【January 2】 5:00-18:00
【January 3】 6:00-18:00
【January 4】 8:00-17:15
【January 5-6】 7:00-17:30
【January 7-11】 8:00-17:15
【January 12】 8:00-17:30
*Cable car will be operated overnight from New Year’s Eve to New Year’s Day.
«Chairlift operating time»
【January 1】 5:00-17:30
【January 2-3】 8:30-17:00
【January 4】 9:00-16:00
【January 5-6】 8:30-16:00
【January 7-12】 9:00-16:00
Address 2177 Takao-machi, Hachioji City, Tokyo

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