Mt. Jinba is located between Hachioji, Tokyo and Sagamihara, Kanagawa Prefecture and has a height of 855 meter above sea level.
Particularly during clear weather, the top of the mountain offers a 360-degree panoramic view as tall skyscrapers of Tokyo in the east and Mt. Fuji in the west. Mt. Jinba is chosen as one of "100 famous Mt. Fuji views in the Kanto region" and "50 Scenic Places in Kanagawa".
It is famous even as a cherry blossom and night viewing spot.
In addition, it is also chosen 88 famous views in Hachioji which is selection for an appropriate scenery for Hachioji.
Mt. Jinba is also famous as a hiking spot. It features a climbing course from Mt. Takao and is lively with many hikers.
In the latter half of the 1960s, the Keio Corporation built a statue of a white horse symbolizing Mt. Jinba on the top of the mountain in order for it to become worthy of a tourist spot.
The summit of the mountain has stalls named Shingen chaya (tea house), Fujimi chaya and Shimizu chaya and are open from around 9 AM until evening.
The summit is also called Jinba Highlands because of its flat features.
The place is the scene of the battle between the Hojo and Takeda Clans during the Warring States period.
Next to the "Jinba Kogen-shita" bus stop is "Yamashita-ya", a soba noodle restaurant with a 60 year-old history since its opening and is popular as a spot for food lovers.
By bus: from the North Exit of JR Chuo Main Line / Keio Takao Line's Takao Station, approximately 37-minute bus ride by Nishi Tokyo Bus bound for "Jinba Kogen-shita" and alight at the terminal "Jinba Kogen-shita Bus Stop"; approximately 1 hour and 20 minute walk from the bus stop to the summit.
On foot: 5 hours and 40 minutes from Keio Takao Line's Sanguchi Station via Mt. Takao / Mt. Kagenobu (if taking Route No. 6 or Mt. Inari Hiking Course).
By car: 30-minute ride through Jinba Road towards Mt. Jinba from Hachioji West Interchange to Wada Pass parking lot; parking lot offers 70 parking spots
Nearby tourist spots
・ Yuyake Koyake Fureai no Sato
you can enjoy lots of fun activities such as viewing fireflies, camping, barbecue, dabbling in water, enjoying on a river, fishing and planting, as well as eating nagashi somen (flowing somen noodles).
There is a Japanese-style inn (ryokan) named "Oruri no Ie" nearby.
The inn offers mainly hand-pulled soba noodles and tempura straight from the frying pan as well as meals that use seasonal ingredients such as fresh vegetables from nearby farms for you to enjoy.
It also features a bathing area for one-day visitors where you can relax after a tiring tour.