Mt. Mitake (Mitake-san) is in the Okutama area west of Tokyo. Its peak is 929 meters above sea level. A cable car makes scaling it a breeze so there are often lots of hikers. The mountain has a rich natural environment and is even home to giant flying squirrels.
Musashimitake-jinja Shrine is on Mt. Mitake's summit and has been worshiped as a sacred mountain since ancient times. These days it's also a popular place thought to have spiritual or healing energy, often referred to as “Power Spot.” There are 24 shukubo temple lodges, in the vicinity of the shrine, and the tea shops along the shopping street heading there provide meals and a place to rest.
Mt. Mitake has beginner trails, and it's possible to do a traverse from Mt. Odake (Ohdake-san) to Mt. Mito (Mitoh-san). Mt. Odake is one of the Three peaks of Okutama (Okutama Sanzan).