I visited Mt Takao in October 2015. It was a day trip with my friend A and we managed to make our way to the mounts of 599 meters.
Mount Takao turned out to be surprising close by to Tokyo. Not only that, it was found to be a very well organised area with the option of a cable car or rope car to take you up the mountain. I call this entry Hiking Mount Takao, but that wasn’t exactly what we did. We took the rope car up and then walked the rest of the way to the top. You may think that we were lazy, but it turned out to be a great idea.