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Zen food and hiking at Mt. Takao


Tokyo
6 hours
up to 5 people
Japanese ( Native ), English ( License ), 繁體中文 ( Beginner )
Private tour (only you and your guide)
Walking / Public Transportation Tour
( Contact guide for other options )

Mt. Takao is located only about an hour away from the center of Tokyo. The mountain boasts not only a natural beauty but also many historical and caltural attractions, such as Yakuoin temple. The temple serves Zen food for visitors. Please enjoy Buddhist vegetarian cuisine for lunch.

Itinerary

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  • Mt. Takao
  • Yakuoin temple

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What to Expect

In 2009, MICHELIN Voyager Pratique Japon, gave Mt. Takao its maximum of three stars and then this mountain is now wonderland to attract foreign visitors.It has an excellent view from the peak (599 meter in high). There is an easy way in climbing to use chair lifts or cable tramway. Even children and elderly people can reach the peak without undue exertion. This mountain also has many historical heritage, such as mountain temple , " Yakuo-in ". This temple was founded in 8th century, and accommodates many monks for Zen training (silent meditation in Buddhism). You can enjoy Zen food for lunch.(vegetarian food 2800yen)
At the foot of Mt.Takao, you can see fancy traditional village and you can enjoy shopping for souvenir. If you have an interest in hot spring, I can take you to bath house (1000yen). The tour will end at at Takaosanguchi station.

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Departure & Return

Starting time 09:00 AM ( recommended )   Flexible
Meeting Point At your hotel(if you stay at a hotel in Tokyo)
Ending Point At Mt. Takao (Takaosanguchi station)

Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

guide fee / hotel pick-up (if you stay the hotel at Tokyo)

What‘s not included

fare of cable tramway or chairlift (480 yen/ a one -way ticket) , Zen food for a lunch (2800yen), transportation fee (KEIO line)

Important

In case of Hakone, Mt.Fuji, Narita, Nikko area, the additional charge is required.

Note: In high season, I may not reserve Zen food. in that case, you have choice, Soba noodle lunch (1500yen) or mountain BBQ in traditional village(6500yen).

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

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 ( 8 )
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Allie Allie United States
Very Good
5 months ago

“ As much Tokyo as possible in one day! ”

Hiroshi (Gucci) was very good with communication before we met, making suggestions about itineraries and what was really do-able in one day. He was prompt and personable. He allowed me to set the pace (choosing when/where for lunch), and didn’t mind me spending some time for souvenir shopping. We used the subway a LOT (tip = buy the subway day pass!), and also did miles of walking. I was able to go out myself the next day sightseeing with confidence. On our day together we saw the Tsukiji fish market for breakfast, Asakusa Shrine, outer Imperial Palace, Shibuya, ramen shop, Meiji Shrine and Harajuku! Phew! Gucci’s English is great, as he lived in the US for a few years. Good guide to get you around the city to the highlights for sure!

Hiroshi:

Dear Allie. Thank you very much for your message. I am so glad for you to enjoy the tour in Tokyo. I hope see you soon someday. Best regards Gucci

Stacy Stacy United States ( Family )
Excellent
6 months ago

“ Jam Packed Tokyo Day ”

We visited during Cherry Blossom Season. I gave Hiroshi (Gucci) the impossible task of us visiting many places in one day. Prior to booking, Hiroshi was patient and helped me in customizing our itinerary. He was prompt the day of our tour. I then told him we needed to cut our tour by 45 mins due to us having to go to show. He adapted well and rushed us when necessary at various sites. He is a reserved soul that will answer your questions and will follow your itinerary. He brought us to the best Ramen restaurant! We are back in the US and still think about that Ramen. Great job overall.

Hiroshi:

Dear Stacy.I am so glad to hear you to enjoy Ramen. It was a great time to talk to you and your family. Thank you so much Gucci

Michele Michele United States ( Friends )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ Great Experience! ”

This was an amazing day trip! Guchi was kind enough to meet us at the hotel and show us how to use the train system. Learning the train alone was invaluable! The walk with Guchi up Mt Takao was fun and exciting. He had us try local treats and was very knowledgeable about the mountains history and customs. We were very lucky to be visiting on a special day and see the Monks blessing the shops and restaurants along the path. We highly recommend Guchi as a tour guide and the Mt Takao excursion! Thank you Guchi for a great day!

Hiroshi:

Dear, Michele. Thank you very much for send me the message. I am happy to hear from you. I also enjoy the talk to you and it was good memory to see Buddhist monk at that day. I hope the stay at Tokyo was good for you. Best regards Guchi

Eric Eric United States ( Solo )
Excellent
1 year ago

“ A Great Choice ”

My wife and I are extremely happy we chose Hiroshi as our guide while on our first visit to Tokyo. His English is excellent. He is bright, personable, and quite well informed about all aspects of present day and past history of this fascinating city.

Hiroshi:

Dear Eric. It was my pleasure to talk to you about Japan and USA. I am very happy to guide you on tour of Tokyo. I hope you will have a great time in Japan. Have a safe trip. Best regards Guchi

Donna Donna United States ( Family with kids )
Excellent
2 years ago

“ Great Time ”

We had a memorable time in Japan with Guchi as our guide. He’s easy to understand and flexible. We were very pleased with the lunch & hands-on experiences like weaving & riding the Rickshaw. Highly recommended guide.

Hiroshi:

Dear Donna. I am so glad to hear you. Thank you very much for teaching me how to cook ahi poke. I enjoy real Hawaiian food so much. Someday l want to go to Hawai again and see you again. Best regards Guchi

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