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Mt. Takao Beer Mount: Video Introduction

This video, titled "Solo Drinks at a Beer Garden - Mt. Takao Beer Mount" (おひとりさまでもビアガーデン・高尾山「ビアマウント」で呑む), was uploaded by "furo1010."

In the video, furo1010 is shown heading to Mt. Takao Beer Mount. With its beautiful scenery, delicious food, and tasty beer, Mt. Takao Beer Mount is a place you'd want to visit even if you are not a mountaineer or a hiking enthusiast.
Be sure to check out the video to see how the buffet-style food and beer, as well as local sake and other beverages, are enjoyed.

Mt. Takao Beer Mount – Experience Hospitality at 488 Meters Above Sea Level! A Look at the Event's Nearly 70 Years of History

Image of Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden), Mt. Takao
Photo:Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden), Mt. Takao

Located in Hachioji, Tokyo, in Japan's Kanto region, Mt. Takao boasts the largest number of climbers in the world. In the summer, the observation deck restaurant, which is adjacent to the Mt. Takao cable car, transforms into Mt. Takao Beer Mount and hosts a beer garden.
Mt. Takao Beer Mount is a beer garden that began in 1954 as a film festival and summer evening karaoke contest held to encourage the use of the Mt. Takao cable car and has been ongoing for nearly 70 years.

The view from the top terrace of the observation deck restaurant—located 488 meters above sea level—is spectacular, offering a panoramic view from the Tokyo cityscape to the Boso Peninsula during the day. It's also a popular spot on Japanese Instagram for its beautiful night views. Being just an hour away from central Tokyo, you can enjoy delicious food and beverages while surrounded by nature at Mt. Takao Beer Mount.

Mt. Takao Beer Mount 2023 – Event Dates, Admission Fees, and More!

Image of Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden), Hachioji, Tokyo
Photo:Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden), Hachioji, Tokyo

Due to the pandemic, Mt. Takao Beer Mount was held on a smaller scale until 2021, but has been held normally since 2022.

The 2023 event dates have yet to be released, but if it's held as usual, it will be open from June 15 to October 15.
The price for all-you-can-eat and drink is 4,200 yen for adults, 3,900 yen for seniors, 2,700 yen for junior high school students, 1,700 yen for elementary school students, and 500 yen for infants.
You can enjoy delicious gourmet food and a wide variety of drinks with an all-you-can-eat and all-you-can-drink course at a reasonable price. Please enjoy it with your family and friends.

Food at Mt. Takao Beer Mount – The Perfect Dishes to Go With Your Beer!

Image of the buffet at Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden)
Photo:The buffet at Mt. Takao Beer Mount (beer garden)

Dishes served buffet style will include Japanese, Western, and Chinese menu items.
[Video] 2:55 - Buffet-Style Dishes

Among the dishes we recommend are local specialties of Hachioj, including salads using vegetables grown in Hachioji and Hachioji Ramen.
[Video] 4:00 - Local Specialties of Hachioji, Tokyo

The beer goes perfect with the delicious food, and there's beers being served from four major breweries, allowing you to sample a variety of flavors.
[Video] 4:13 - Beers From 4 Major Breweries

In addition to beer, there's a wide range of beverages, including sake, sours, highballs, etc. Of course, non-alcoholic drinks for children are also available.
[Video] 4:52 - A Wide Selection of Alcoholic Beverages

Mt. Takao Beer Mount is a great place to enjoy delicious food and drinks, and is recommended for both families and solo guests alike.

Information About Wait Times, Crowding, Recommended Seats, Reservations, and More!

Mt. Takao Beer Mount has approximately 500 seats and all guests can enjoy the buffet for up to 2 hours. Although there are many seats, the beer garden can be quite crowded on weekends and during the Bon Festival, so be sure to keep this in mind if you're planning on visiting.

If you want to enjoy the restaurant without any hassle, we recommend making reservations in advance. Reservations can be made for a minimum of 4 people on weekdays, and for 10 or more people on weekends and holidays.
The best seats at Mt. Takao Beer Mount are on the top floor, called the slab. The night views from here are incredible.
For those who want to enjoy nature, we recommend the garden surrounded by the forest. You can dine while relaxing in nature. The indoor hall is perfect for rainy or windy days. For rainy days, there's no need to worry, as there is also tent seating set up in the outdoor area.

Use the Cable Car for Easy Access to the Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Image of the Mt. Takao cable car
Photo:Mt. Takao cable car

To get to Mt. Takao, where the beer garden is located, first take the Keio Line from Shinjuku for 53 minutes to Takaosanguchi Station.
From Takaosanguchi Station, head to the Kiyotaki Station cable car, a 5-minute walk away. Take the cable car (a 6-minute ride) and get off at Mt. Takao Station to reach the venue.
Mt. Takao Beer Mount can also be reached on foot without using the cable car. The food and drinks will taste even better after a nice hike up the mountain!

Trail 1 – Hiking Mt. Takao as an Inexperienced Climber/Hiker

Mt. Takao is so famous among mountaineering enthusiasts that around 3 million climbers visit the mountain each year. For those who wish to hike up to the beer garden, here are some recommendations.

To get to Takao Beer Mount on foot, we recommend Trail 1. There are seven trails on Mt. Takao: Trails 1-6 and the Inariyama Course. Trail 1 is easy for beginners to climb as most of the course is paved and there are rest areas. It takes approximately 100 minutes to reach the summit and around 60 minutes to reach the beer garden.

After a nice workout, why not enjoy the beer garden with some friends in the outdoors?

Things to Do Near Mt. Takao

There are a number of things to do near Mt. Takao. Below we'll introduce some places we recommend checking out when visiting the area.

Takaosan Yakuoin Temple
Takaosan Yakuoin Temple is a temple located on Mt. Takao. They have many seasonal events, such as New Years events and Setsubun, and they even have a fire walking event that's held during March each year. The temple is a 20-minute walk from the same cable car used to access the beer garden.

Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission Fee: Free

Takao 599 Museum
A museum with a relax atmosphere that features exhibits relating to the unique ecosystem on Mt. Takao. The museum is located just 4 minutes from Takaosanguchi Station by foot.

Hours: April to November: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (Last admission 4:30 pm), December to March: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm (Last admission 3:30). ※Hours are subject to change due to events.
Admission Fee: Free ※Some events/exhibits may have an admission fee

Keio Takaosan Onsen Gokurakuyu
Keio Takaosan Onsen Gokurakuyu is a natural hot spring located at the foot of Mt. Takao. The facility offers hot springs and massages, as well as restaurants where you can enjoy delicious soba and sashimi after relaxing in the hot springs. The facility is a quick 2-minute walk from Takaosanguchi Station.

Hours: 8:00 am - 10:45 pm (Last admission 10:00 pm)
Admission Fee (Weekdays): Adults: 1,100 yen, Children: 550 yen
(Weekends/Public holidays/Peak season): Adults: 1,300 yen, Children: 650 yen
※Peak season fees apply during the following periods: December 29 - January 3, Golden Week, mid-August, November 1 - November 30, and other dates
※Free admission for children under 3

Mt. Takao Monkey Park & Wild Plant Garden
A monkey park on Mt. Takao home to some 70 monkeys. The park also features a garden with walkways made from tree cookies and beautiful autumn leaves in the fall. The park is a 3-minute walk along Trail 1 after taking the cable car to Takaosan Station.

Hours: December - February: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm, March - April: 10:00 am - 4:30 pm, May - November: 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Admission Fee: Adults (Junior high school students and older): 430 yen, Children (Ages 3 and older): 210 yen

Takao Trick Art Museum
A museum full of mind-bending, Egyptian-themed optical illusion art where you can enjoy taking funny photos. The museum receives support from the Egyptian Embassy, and so the souvenir store has popular souvenirs imported directly from Egypt. The museum is a 2-minute walk from Takaosanguchi Station.

Hours: April - November: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm, December - March: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed: Thursdays
Admission Fee (General): Adults: 1,300 yen, Junior high and high school students: 1,000 yen, Elementary school students: 700 yen, Young children (ages 4 and under): 500 yen
(People with disabilities): Adults: 1,100 yen, Junior high and high school students: 800 yen, Elementary school students: 500 yen, Young children (ages 4 and under): 300 yen
※Discounts available for groups. Please see the official website for more information

Summary of Mt. Takao Beer Mount

Mt. Takao Beer Mount is held both in the summer and in the fall. Last year, it was held from October 19. The atmosphere is quite different during autumn, but just as enjoyable!

Also, until the summer beer garden begins, the Mt. Takao Beer Buffet event is held, where visitors can enjoy barbecue cooked on an eco-friendly craft grill imported specially from Denmark.

Mt. Takao, is a great place where visitors can enjoy both mountain climbing and gourmet food. Mt. Takao Beer Mount is the perfect for those looking to enjoy a cold beer to beat the summer heat! Relax and take a break from the daily grind and head to Mt. Takao Beer Mount, where you can enjoy nature, tasty food, and satisfying drinks!

【TripAdvisor】Mt. Takao Beer Mount

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Last Updated : Aug. 4, 2023
平敷 篤(Atsushi Heishiki)
My name is Atsushi Heishiki, a writer who loves Japanese culture and lives in Okinawa.
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