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Hiking in fresh green at Michelin three-starred Mt. Takao

by Maddy
6h $ 144

Highlights

  • Photogenic Yakuo-in temple (Impressive temple buildings and statues of Tengu, demon-like creatures with a long, pointy nose or a crow's beak)
  • Summit of Mt. Takao (On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji. Also there is nothing like a cold beer at the summit!)
  • Great Food (miso soup with local nameko mushroom, Takao Soba buckwheat noodles, Cheese Tart, Sesame Dango rice cakes, Craft beers etc)

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People
144.18 USD

People People
1 ~ 4 people 144.18 USD
FREE cancellation 14 days prior

Extras (optional)

Hotel pick up .
$ 17.80
Extra person (Maxim number of people in this tour is 6 people).
$ 17.80
Extra hour.
$ 24.03

Overview

Spend a day at the most climbed mountain in Japan, Mt. Takao. It takes only 60 min.by train from Shinjuku station and wonderful nature is waiting for you. There are various routes to the summit for hikers and a cable car/chair lift for non-hikers.Not only a beautiful nature Mt. Takao offers you, but also there is an impressive Yakuoin temple, delicious Takao soba buckwheat noodles, and sweets

What to Expect

You can enjoy both beautiful nature as well as historical Yakuoin temple.

Even if you use the cable car/chairlift to the half top, you will still get to see a wonderful view of the city and its surrounding mountains. If you are a keen hiker, you will enjoy a trail with fresh green along the stream to the summit. The time and distance of hiking will be discussed between you and me before the tour. The shortest route from the bottom to the summit takes about 90mins. The longest route is the traverse in Jinba and Takao, takes about 8 hours.

Yakuo-in temple is unique as it's guarded by Tengu, demon-like creatures with a long, pointy nose or a crow's beak. (photogenic too!) Impressive statues and funny souven of Tengu can be found throughout the temple. Learning about the history of Yakuo-in, and interesting facts about Japanese buddhism is another attraction of this tour.

If you like Japanese gardens, I can take you to my secret garden to finish our tour.

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Highlights

  • Photogenic Yakuo-in temple (Impressive temple buildings and statues of Tengu, demon-like creatures with a long, pointy nose or a crow's beak)
  • Summit of Mt. Takao (On a clear day, you can see Mt. Fuji. Also there is nothing like a cold beer at the summit!)
  • Great Food (miso soup with local nameko mushroom, Takao Soba buckwheat noodles, Cheese Tart, Sesame Dango rice cakes, Craft beers etc)

Important

The earliest I can meet at Takaosanguchi station on Keio Line is at 7am. Night view from Takao is beautiful so starting in the afternoon is also fine.

I would like to be fully prepared for my tour, so early booking would be very much appreciated. Thank you.

(1) Hiking shoes/Sneaker
Hiking or trekking shoes are the best, but proper sneakers are acceptable. (No town sneakers such as converse)

(2) Hat and other UV protection items
Although it's a little cooler and fresher than central Tokyo, Mt. Takao gets hotter during summer. I strongly recommend to bring a hat, sun screen cream, sunglasses, and small towel.

(3) Food and Drink
There are shops, restaurants, and vending machines selling food and drinks (including beer and sake) at the bottom of the mountain, halfway up to the summit, and at the summit.
Mainly Japanese food such as Soba (Buckwheat noodle) is served at restaurants at the summit but some western style food such as hotdogs and french fries are sold halfway up to the summit.
There are outside tables and chairs available to use so you can bring your own food too.
Please make sure to have a bottle of water to avoid dehydration during hiking.

(4)Bag
Advisable to take a backpack/rucksack rather than a shoulder bag/hand bag.

(5) Folding umbrella/rain coat
Taking a folding umbrella/rain coat would be a good idea in case of shower.

(6) Changing of clothes
There is a lovely hot spring "Onsen" right next to Keio Takaosanguchi station. Please bring extra clothes and toiletries if you wish to go after the tour. read more

What‘s included
guide fee, lunch and drink for the guide
What‘s not included
Transportation fee to Keio Takaosanguchi station (You and Guide when meeting a place other than Keio Takasanguchi station)
Cable car/chair lift fee when used (You and Guide)
Lunch and drink (You)
Admission Fee for Monkey Park if we go (You and Guide)
Meeting Point
At Keio Takaosanguchi Station
Ending Point
At Keio Takaosangchi Station
Duration
6 hours
Starting time
10:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 4 people   Flexible

Frequently Asked Questions

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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Cancellation Policy

  • If you cancel at least 14 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
  • If you cancel between 2 and 13 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 20% charge.
  • If you cancel within 1 day prior to the meeting date, there is a 40% charge.
  • If you cancel on the meeting date, there is no refund.

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