3.5 hour Mt. Takao Hiking Tour with local lunch

Nature & Outdoor

Kahoko K.

4.93
(205) reviews
Tokyo
English, Japanese (Native)
3.5 hours
Private tour (only you and your group)
Up to 6 people

Mt. Takao Is a beautiful and lush mountain that is 600 meters in height. This is a light hike as well will take a cable car halfway up the mountain. You will have the opportunity to visit the “yakuo-in” a temple nearing the top of the mountain which you will be able to see some beautiful history about buddhist temples . Afterwards at the peak on a clear day you will be able to see Tokyo tower, mt. Fuji, or shinjuku skyscrapers.

Itinerary

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Meeting Point

Keio line (the station of origin is Shinjuku) Takaosanguchi station

10:30 am: Meet at Takaosanguchi station

10:35 am: Take cable car up to the middle of the mountain. - The cable car will take you up 297 meters to the middle of Mt. Takao.

10:45 am: Begin climbing Mt. Takao - Mt. Takao is 599 meters with many hiking trails to the peak.

11:30 am: Reach Yakuo-in - Yakuo-in is a temple filled with a long history and a solemn facade.

12:15 pm: Continue climb to top of Mt. Takao

12:30 pm: Reach top of Mt. Takao - From here you may be able to see Shinjuku skyscrapers, Tokyo Towers, and if you’re lucky, Mt.Fuji.

12:45 pm: Begin descent of Mt. Takao where we will go on a suspension bridge and mountain lift.

1:15 pm: Eat at local restaurant - at this restaurant you will eat “Takao Soba”

2:00 pm: Drop off at Takaosanguchi station

Ending Point

Keio line Takaosanguchi station

What to Expect

During this private hiking tour with Kahoko you will get to see a lot of lush and beautiful nature. At the start of your tour you will meet at Takaosanguchi station, from here you will take a 5 minute walk to the cable car. When you reach the cable car there will be about a 10 minute ride to the halfway point of the mountain. Once we have reached this point we will begin our walk up the mountain. After a 40 minute walk we will reach the “Yakuo-in” Temple and do some sightseeing for a short while. This temple was established in 744 by Emperor Shomu to be a home base for Buddhism in eastern japan. Here you will see Izuna Daigongen, a deity statue. This deity is thought to protect its devotees from harm and as well as bring them happiness and security in their daily lives. When everyone is ready we will finish our walk to the peak of the mountain where you will see Shinjuku skyscrapers, Tokyo tower, and Mt. Fuji provided it is not too cloudy. Finally we will begin our descent from the peak going onto a suspension bridge and going on a mountain lift then we will reach the local restaurant at the foot of the mountain. Here we will enjoy the restaurants Takao soba. After we finish our meal we will go back to Takaosanguchi station and will conclude our tour.

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Inclusions & Exclusions

What‘s included

Guide fee

What‘s not included

- Cable car fare - 480 yen for a one-way ticket

- Mountain Lift fare - 480 yen for a one-way ticket

- Cost of lunch

Important Information

Not available under bad weather .

This is a hiking tour so please have the proper attire shoes, clothes, water, etc.

Cancellation Policy

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Can children join?

Children over 10yrs recommended.

Reviews

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Rob H.

Feb 8, 2020

Excellent Tokyo highlights

Knowledgeable, personable, energetic and adaptable-an excellent tour guide.

Kahoko K.

Thank you for the kind review. I had such a lovely time with a nice couple. I was wondering how your today's tour was like. Probably lots of good pictures. I just hope you safely coming home. Please come back Tokyo someday. Thank you again and take care !

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Michael C.

Feb 4, 2020

A wonderful, top notch guide. AAA++

Kahoko was flexible and adhusted our schedule for our desires. We had an excellent "sampler" Japanese dinner in a "hidden" restaurant and at a reasonable price. She has excellent English, sonething not always true with SE Asia guides. And Kahoko has a very friendly personality. Hire her - you can't go wrong.

Kahoko K.

Thank you very much for the sweetest review ! I had such a lovely time with two of you. I learned so many new things thanks to you. Still, you must be kind of tired after one month journey. I hope you a nice flight tomorrow, and relaxing cruise in March. Thank you again and take care !

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Amely W.

Jan 29, 2020

Wonderful Day with Kahoko

Kahoko was a pleasure to be with. My son and I spent just one day touring through Tokyo with her. She was extremely knowledgeable and very patient with us. Given I was with my 10-year-old and that we wanted to stop and shop unexpectedly, she was so accommodating and able to meet our needs with grace. She altered our plans effortlessly as we went and even got us to our next food tour that evening on time. She is very easy to understand with a perfect command of English. It was such a pleasure to have her insight into the culture around us as well as the sights we were seeing. The temple she took us to was lovely and the market around it really fun. I even took the best photo I have ever seen of a koi pond there which is now the screen saver on my phone I liked it so much. She was thoughtful and pointed out many hidden gems as well walked and traveled around. Thanks so much Kahoko. I look forward to seeing you again the next time I come to Tokyo with my family.

Kahoko K.

Thank you for the sweetest review ! It is very encouraging for me. I had such a great time with you. Thanks to you, I have learned many things . I am happy to know that your friend enjoyed the last 100 gram of precious tea. And your adorable boy ! He is not only good looking but has wonderful personality. You are really lucky. Still, I know that is because of you and your husband. I hope your family will come back to Japan someday soon. Thank you again and take care!

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Anna marie V.

Jan 18, 2020

The BEST tour guide!!

Kahoko speaks English fluently. Kahoko is very patient and caring with my disabled husband. She is well prepared for the tour. I highly recommend Kahoko.

Kahoko K.

Thank you very much for the sweet review ! I had such a great time with you. I was wondering how your excursion was like. Tomorrow will an adventure ! I hope you enjoy every moment. Thank you again and take care !

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