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  •   Mt .Takao , Yakuo-in , local restaurant

Information

City Tokyo
Meeting Point Keio line ( the station of origin is Shinjuku ) Takaosanguchi station
Ending Point Keio line Takaosanguchi station
Departure 10:30 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Duration 3:30h   Flexible
Languages English (License)
Tour Type Private Tour ( only for you )
Number of people 1 ~ 6

Not available under bad weather .

Booking
3:30h
When?

People

142.40 USD

total price for up to 6 people

FREE cancelation 14 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 .


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 .

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children join?

Children over 10yrs recommended.

Frequently Asked Questions

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It depends on the location of your hotel and places you visit. But to give you an idea, it costs about 200-300yen for one place to the other, and the total is about 1,000yen for a full day tour.
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.
Yes, you can and you may be able to get a discount if you are traveling alone. Price depends on which guide you choose.
Yes you can, but you have to pay an extra charge per person. The price depends on which guide you choose.
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Dee
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: Japan

“ It was a Fabulous Day ”

Kahoko was delightful. She was very knowledgeable and interesting. We had spent two days in Tokyo prior to meeting Kahoko and had seen many of the major sites. She offered a different perspective on the city and introduced us to places we would not have seen without her. She was flexible. Her English is excellent. Clearly her goal was to ensure we had a beautiful day and she did that very successfully. We cannot say enough good things about her. We would recommend her unhesitatingly. You will be fortunate to have her as your guide.

KAHOKO:
Thank you very much for the sweetest review ! it was just delightful to have spent a day with a terrific couple like you . You gave me a certain motivation to study more about our history . culture, and politics in a better English . And one thing more to research, good Italian restaurants which offer bolonage spaghetti . Please tell your doc my biggest apologies. I hope you to come back to Japan someday soon . Thank you again and take care.

Aaron Aaron
2 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Excellent Tour ”

Kahoko is an excellent tour guide. She has in-depth knowledge of local history so it was a treat to tour with her. She is very friendly, accommodating, and took us to her favorite lunch spot in Yanaka Ginza (soba noddles). We highly recommend Kahoko and would tour with her again.

KAHOKO:
Thank you very much for the kind review ! I had such a great day with two of you. I missed San Francisco a lot at the same time. Also I was impressed with your perfect planning ! I was wondering how the Mario cart ride was like. Maybe exciting . Thank you for everything and come back again.

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Rosemary
3 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Vacation in Tokyo ”

Kahoko San was a great tour guide. She was very timely and knowledgeable of all locations we visited. She spoke very good English and was very confident in her guidance. She actually went above and beyond what was expected of a tourist guide. She had no obligation for helping us carry our shopping bags, but she did. That was very much appreciated. There is no way my husband and I would have enjoyed our visit in Tokyo had it not been for her guidance and the services we received from triple lights. Thank you very much for everything.

KAHOKO:
Thank you so much for the review ! The same age union was just fun . I had very good time with you for two days. Also, I´ve learned a lot about puggy , American culture and plants from you , and positive thinking or importance of setting goals from Jose. I hope him (and perhaps you , ha ha ) coming back to Japan soon to study real and natural Japanese. I want to talk with him in Japanese next time. Thank you again and take care.

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Amy
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ A Day in Tokyo ”

My husband and I had an exceptional day visiting which I believe was the eastside of Tokyo with Kahoko. I had mentioned to Kahoko when first arranging the tour of places we might be interested in seeing, but never having been to Tokyo and so many places on our list I told her the 1 must place to go, Tsukiji Market, and let her take it from there. We had a very well versed tour of the market, got to tour the bustling secondary wholesale area with all the carts zipping around, the outer markets and had lunch at an absolutely wonderful standup sushi bar near the market. She took us through Asakusa, Ginza, and Akiharabara. Ginza was not high on my list but having Kahoko guide us through the Kabuki theater, which lead to conversation about Takarazuka, the basement food area of Mitsukoshi Department Store, and a stop at a nice cafe area above the central area of Ginza to have a break and to enjoy the view of the busy Ginza streets from floors above, which we would have never found on our own, provided us with a well-rounded view of Ginza other than just expensive shops. Even more than all the places and insights that Kahoko provided was conversations about life in Tokyo which felt like having a friend take us around for a visit.

KAHOKO:
Thank you for the nice review! I remember all the places and time we shared . We talked a lot, walk a lot, and eat a lot together. You remind me of Hawaiian gentle breeze and people's warmth. Somehow I was able to relax and enjoy the guiding from the beginning with you . Thanks to you , I had a great day myself , and even the familiar tiredness after the tour gave me a sense of satisfaction on that day. I hope you come back to Japan some day soon and share those pleasant time again. Thank you very much.

J
Jon
4 weeks ago , ( Couple ) , From: United States

“ Best guide we've encountered. ”

A++ Kahoko is one of the best tour guides we have encountered. She guided us for one and a half days in Tokyo and one day in Kamakura on either side of a Riviera Travel tour of central Honshu. Her English is excellent and she went out of her way to make sure we had an enjoyable visit. Each morning she met us in our hotel lobby and returned us to the same spot at the end of the day. She taught us how to use the Tokyo subway ticket machines and then how to navigate the subway system. When entering a train she always hurried ahead to find us seats. Without her help we would have wasted at least half of our time getting from place to place. We were able to fit in all of the items on our bucket list not covered by our commercial tour, and then some of her suggestions. We went to some of her favorite local restaurants for our lunches: a 10 seat sushi restaurant at the Tokyo fish market, a small tempura restaurant in the Yanaka district, and a traditional Japanese restaurant in Kamakura. We would have never found these wonderful little restaurants on our own. Kahoko is very knowledgeable about all things Japanese and is a pleasure to be with. She was more like a personal friend than a tour guide. You will not find a better guide in Tokyo than Kahoko. We highly recommend her. Jon and Susan April 11, 12, 23

KAHOKO:
Thank you for the sweetest review. You are one of the best guests I've ever had ! I really enjoyed every moment with two of you . I even miss your darling's a little sharp tongue, ha ha. You were always ready to enjoy every aspects of our tree- day tour . That was a great help for me . Also , as you are such a terrific couple of English and American, I was able to learn slight ( ? )difference of two countries' culture ,mindset, way of living and so on. It was so interesting, definitely. Please stay fit and enjoy your trip. Please come back to Japan again, let's go to Miyajima together.

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