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Mt. Takao Hiking Tour

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3:30h $ 146 Price up to 6 people


  • Mt .Takao , Yakuo-in , local restaurant

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145.60 USD

Price up to 6 people
FREE cancelation 30 days prior

What to Expect

Mt. Takao is almost 600 meters high , and one of the most popular destinations for the visitors who want to enjoy beautiful nature in limited time nearby central Tokyo .
These days it's very popular among foreign tourists mainly because it was introduced in the Michlein Guide .
It's less than an hour from Shinjuku , a mega town in central Tokyo , and you'll be able to get surrounded in rich nature , able to touch supreme Japanese culture , and taste local specialty .

We'll start the tour from Keio line Takaosanguchi station . It'll take 5 minutes on foot from there to the cable car station . A cable car takes us to the middle of the mountain .
Then we start waking up to the top for about 40 minutes .
On the way to the top , there is a prestigious mountain temple , " Yakuo-in " with long history and solemn facade . It's worth visiting .
From the top , if you are lucky enough , you can see shinjuku skyscrapers , Tokyo tower .or even Mt. Fuji .
After Taking a break at the peak , we'll climb down the mountain through the different route enjoying a suspension bridge and mountain lift .
Finally , at the foot of Mt. Takao ,we can enjoy local specialty " Takao soba " or buck wheat noodle ,whose average cost is ¥1000 .
Satisfied with lunch , we'll be off at Takaosanguchi station .

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  • Mt .Takao , Yakuo-in , local restaurant


Not available under bad weather .

What‘s included
guide fee .
What‘s not included
fare of cable car (480 yen/ a one -way ticket), lift(480 yen/a one -way ticket) , cost for a lunch .
Meeting Point
Keio line ( the station of origin is Shinjuku ) Takaosanguchi station
Ending Point
Keio line Takaosanguchi station
3:30 hours
Starting time
10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Number of people
up to 6 people

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children join?

Children over 10yrs recommended.

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 in the first 14 day(s) before the meeting date ,there is a 100% charge.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 29 day(s) in advance of the meeting date ,there is a 50% charge.
  • If you cancel at least 30 day(s) in advance of the meeting date, there is a 100% refund.
Reviews ( 166 )
Jennifer Jennifer Australia ( Family )
6 days ago

“ Great day. Kahoko was a lovely lady lots of knowledge of traditional Japan ”

Kahoko showed us the real Tokyo. The traditions and way of life of old and new Tokyo. She was a lovely lady and guided us at the pace that suited us. We enjoyed the day very much and saw much more than we would have on our own.


Thank you for the kind review! I had a good time with you during the tour. I wonder how your time in Disneyland was like today. The weather was better than expected, good for you! I hope you will enjoy the cruise trip in Japan as well. Thank you again,and take care!

Barry Barry United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ A wonderful introduction to Tokyo ”

My wife and I spent a day and a half with Kahoko upon our arrival in Tokyo. She is a wonderful tour guide with excellent English skills and our understanding and appreciation of Tokyo is much deeper than it would have been if we had merely explored on our own. She customized our tours based upon our areas of interest and made adjustments as needed due to changing weather. We were privileged to visit Tokyo during Golden Week and the ascension of the new emperor, which made the trip even more special. She also gave us valuable tips on how to spend our remaining days in Tokyo to best advantage. One example of what makes Kahoko a top notch guide - when she learned we were looking for a very specific Pokemon souvenir for our son she took us into a huge electronics and game store in the A... read more


Thank you for the sweet review! I had such a wonderful time with two of you! I just enjoyed every conversation we made during 2 days. As new grandparents or parents of three children, we had lots of things to talk about. I hope you spent relaxing and pleasant time after the busy and tough tours with me. We really walked a lot, good 6~7 miles consecutively. Sorry! Still, we should stay fit to enjoy our prime time of lives for the sake of our families and of course, for ourselves. If you feel need of some exercise, please come back to Tokyo! Thank you again and take care!

Ben Ben United States ( Couple )
2 weeks ago

“ Best experience ever ”

My wife and I decided to go to Japan for our honeymoon and we found Kahoko on the triple lights website. She was the 1st person to respond to our inquiry about touring Tokyo and was extremely professional and helpful the entire trip. We had some last minute adjustments to our itinerary and Kahoko planned around these accordingly. She is bright and charming, she helped make our trip the best of our lives.


Thank you very much for a quick and kind review. You're making such a terrific couple! It was a very pleasant evening last night. I just enjoyed taking with you having a nice dinner. For today,to make your precious time better, I will do my best .

Semih Semih Turkey ( Solo )
3 weeks ago

“ Orientation Tour in Tokyo ”

She is a very considerate lady. She was very punctual and furnished me with all the information I needed for the rest of my stay in Japan.


Thank you for the kind review! You are the most gentlemanlike gentleman I have ever met. I believe your politeness and kindness will charm every Japanese you will meet. I just hope you a safe and wonderful stay in Japan! Take care.

Desiree Desiree Australia ( Friends )
3 weeks ago

“ Tour of Tokyo ”

Kahako was a wonderful tour guide. We found her to be very friendly, knowledgeable and communicative. She addressed our tour brief beautifully and we highly recommend her to others looking to see the sights of Tokyo.


Thank you for the kind review! I was wondering how your rest of the trip is like. Maybe full of laughter and good pictures. Please give my best regards to your friends and enjoy the best season of Japan. Thank you and take care!

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