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Don't miss beautifu autumnal or fresh leaves on Mt. Takao !

4 hours
up to 3 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Mt.Takao is about 600m high located in the west of Tokyo. It's quite popular and lots of people - kids, young people and the old - visit there through the year. Especialy in autum to see beautiful red maple leaves.
It has a few courses to get to the peak including a cable car and a lift.


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  • Mt. Takao !
  • Yakuoin Temple
  • Biwataki Falls
  • Miyama Suspension Bridge
  • Beautiful Japanese Cedar trees
  • Wonderful view of Mt. Fuji from the top !

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What to Expect

It's not difficult to get the summit on foot.
It'll take about 1 hour to 1 hour and half on every trail.
Trail 1 is paved so that you can walk easily even in the rain with yuor umbrella.

On the Trail 1, you can visit Yakuoin Temple.
On the Inariyama Trail, you can enjoy a nice scenery on the way to the peak.
On the Trail 4, you'll cross a suspension bridge.
On the Trail 6, you can see the Biwataki Falls.

If you like or the weather is not preferable, you can take a cable car.

Around the sumit there are some food shops so you can try some Japanese snacks.

After hiking, you can take a bath at Keio Takaosan Onsen (hot spring) Gokurakuyu located next to theTakao-san-guchi Station.
There are some soba noodles restaurants. Soba with grated yams is a specialty of Takao.

In autumn, usually in the middle of November to the end, you can see not only beautiful colored leaves but Mt. Fuji from the sumit when it's clear.

Sample route : Takao-san-guchi Station - Biwataki Falls (Trail 6) - Through Biwataki Falls Road - Takosugi (Trail 1) - Miyama Suspension Bridge (Trail 4) - Peak ! - Yakuoin Temple (Trail 1) - take a lift to the bottom

Of course it depends on you. I'll customise a good course for you.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point Takao-san-guchi Station of Keio Line
Ending Point Takao-san-guchi Station

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee
guide transportation fee (home to Takao-san-guchi Station : return)

What‘s not included

lunch : around 1000yen
hotel pick up fee
cable car (you and guide) : 480yen/one way (6min)
lift (you and guide) : 480yen/one way (12min)


Only available in April, May, June, October, November, December

not 2 days in a row
less than 4 hours
daytime only (till around 3pm)

Sneakers are highly recommended.

How red leaves turn to of course depends on the weather. Usually they are nice in the middle of November.

Bring your lunch, snack and drink.
You can buy some at the Takao-san-guchi station and on the summit.

Keio Takaosan Onsen Gokurakuyu : 1000yen/person / there are shampoos and soaps, not towels. (you can rent them)
* Their brochure says that people who have tattoos can't enter this facility. (Sorry about this but most of Japanese don't have a good impression of tattoos.)

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation - 30 days prior to meeting date
  • 50% Refund - 15 to 29 days prior to meeting date
  • No Refund - Within 14 day(s) prior to meeting date

Frequently Asked Questions

transportation fee

Keio Line
Shinjuku to Takao-san-guchi : 390yen/one way (about 1 hour)

Can I make changes after I book?

Yes! If you need to make changes such as removing or adding someone to your booking or changing the date or time of your tour, contact us by phone or email

Starting and ending points of the tour.

After you secure your booking, the starting and ending points of your tour can be customized to your convenience (ex.: your hotel, nearby stations, etc.). Don't worry, we will take care of you! Some tours may have an extra fee for this service, make sure to check the tour page.

What happens after I book a tour?

After booking a tour, the guide will accept (or decline) your booking within 24 hours. Then you will be noticed by email from Triplelights.

Is the price per person or per group?

The price is charged per group. Which means that you make a one-time payment for your entire group and the price will not change if it is less or more people.

Can I add more people to my booking?

Some guides accept extra people (more than the specified number) for an extra charge. Please check for the extras on the tour or booking page, or contact your guide directly to clarify.

Will there be other tourists in my tour?

No. Your tour is private, only for you and your family or friends, there will be no other group of tourists together in your tour.

Can the guide pickup me at the airport?

Yes, but there will be additional charge for that and it is not by car. The guide will go pick you up using public transportations. For further details, please contact your guide directly.

I'm travelling alone. Can I book this tour?

Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.

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Reviews ( 1 )
4.0 (1) Reviews
Very Good
Shannon Shannon United States
Very Good
11 months ago

“ Tokyo City Tour ”

Katie is fantastic! Thank you for showing us your home city. We enjoyed our time With you🙏🏼


Thank you for your review, Shannon. I enjoyed being your guide. Now leaves in Mt. Arashi-yama in Kyoto are turning to red and yellow. I hope all of you have a great time during the rest of your trip. Bon Voyage !

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