Enjoy Tokyo's top view of Mt. Fuji!!
Mt. Takao is part of Tokyo’s Hachioji City and is the most popular climbing spot in the Kanto area, located about 50 kilometers west of the city center. It is a wonderful mountain, designated as Michelin three star along with Mt. Fuji in 2007, and it’s a national park where you can leisurely enjoy mountain walks even on a day trip. The mountain has been especially important to Japanese since 744, when Emperor Shomu commanded the creation of Yakushiji, a famous temple, and thereby encouraged followers to come to the mountain.
Known as one of Tokyo's best outlooks, the view from the observation deck near Cable Car Takao Station is a big panorama overlooking the Kanto Plain, with skyscrapers at center in the distance. On the northern side is Oku Chichibu Mountain Range and the Nikko Ridge Mountains, while in the northeast you can see the mountains of Mount Tsukuba on the other side of the Kanto Plain, as well as the city area of Hachioji, Tachikawa, more clusters of skyscrapers, the Yokohama Landmark Tower and Tokyo Tower.
In this tour, you will meet your guide at Keio Takaosanguchi Station, visit the "Takao 599 museum." and climb the mountain after studying the flora and fauna of Mt. Takao with explanations by the guide. You can enjoy the seasonal nature around the mountain path. Although there are several climbing courses, guides will take you to the less strenuous course if you are not up to serious hiking. You will arrive at the summit in about one and a half to two hours with a break along the way. If the weather is nice, you will enjoy a magnificent view of Mt. Fuji that lives up to being part of the “Kanto Fuji One Hundred Sceneries” from the summit. We’ll ease the tiredness of climbing at "Takaosan Onsen" after coming down the mountain. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city center, listen carefully to great nature, and enjoy a rejuvenating day.
・Enjoy views of Mt. Fuji from the top of Mt. Takao
・Revel in the seasonal beautify of Mt. Takao and the surrounding area
・Relax after your climb in the soothing waters of an onsen (hot spring)
・Learn about the mountain’s plant life at “TAKAO 599 MUSEUM”
・Learn about the mountain’s natural beauty and history from a local guide.
・Please wear suitable clothes and footwear.
・The tour has you walk both up and down the mountain. However, if you wish to ride the cable car or chair lift down, you will be responsible for your own fare and that of the guide as well. The one-way fare for either mode of transportation is ¥480 for adults and ¥240 for children.
・The guide will instruct you on how to use the hot springs.
・In cases of bad weather, the tour may have to be canceled as late as the day of the tour.
・Hotel pickup and drop off is available within Tokyo for an additional ¥10,000 per group. This includes the train fare.
¥11,000 for 2 person or more
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Start time：9:00 am
・Hotel pick up & drop off
Keio Takaosanguchi Station exit gates
Great day trip
If you want to get out of Tokyo for the day, this is definitely a great option. The scenery & views are fabulous. The route we took down the mountain was quite strenuous so lovely to relax in the onsen afterwards!!. The museum was small but certainly worth a visit. If you want to eat before you head back to Tokyo, do it earlier as many restaurants closed around 6pm.
Rie was a fantastic guide and is highly recommended!
I thought that this tour was an excellent way to learn more about Tokyo while also having the opportunity to get some hiking done as well.