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You may associate Japan in the winter with record snowfalls, which means “danger.” You’ll be right for some parts of the country but not near Tokyo. It rarely snows at Mount Takao in February and it doesn’t accumulate more than seven inches. The snow usually melts away in a couple of days. Mount Takao is a revered Japanese religious destination, but it’s also quite popular among people who want to exercise outdoors. There are eight groomed hiking trails, all of them leading to the top.