Mt. Takao & the Tengu

A Sacred Mountain in Western Tokyo

Donny Kimball
13 min readFeb 13, 2018

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A statue of a Tengu at Yakuo-in on Tokyo’s sacred Mt. Takao

Quick! Name the first thing that comes to mind when you hear the word Tokyo. If, like most people, you didn’t immediately think of hiking or mountains, well then I have a bit of a surprise for you. You see, within the prefectural bounds of Tokyo, there actually lies an extremely wide variety of diverse locations. Of course included in this smorgasbord of attractions…

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Donny Kimball

I'm a travel writer and freelance digital marketer who blogs about the sides of Japan that you can't find in the mainstream media. https://donnykimball.com/