Mt Takao – Great Hiking Near the City

Mt Takao Daytrip - Great Hiking Near the City

Looking for a sweet natural escape from Tokyo’s hubbub? Come experience our Mt. Takao, starting at 26,500 yen (about US$245).


Mt. Takao (599 m), called Takao-san in Japanese, is a power spot popular with Tokyoites and visitors alike.

Takao-san was awarded three stars in the 2007 Michelin Green Guide, so you know it’s a special place! 

A day hiking sacred Mt. Takao

Mt. Takao
Very verdant
Mt. Takao
Lovely trails traverse the mountain

Your private tour guide will be waiting for you at your hotel and together you will take a train from Shinjuku Station to Takao-san Mountain.

Take in the scenery and listen to the sounds of nature as you climb the mountain.

Soon enough you will arrive at a quiet temple near the top of the mountain called Yakuou-in, where you can indulge in the temple’s vegetarian lunch offerings (booking required at least one month prior).

While in the neighborhood, you’ll visit “Nihon Monkey House” which is close to the summit. There are sixty cute Nihon monkeys you can watch go about their lives.

Afterwards, you’ll descend the mountain by cable car.

You have the option of returning by private car or taxi if you wish, or you may return to Tokyo as you came, by train.

Pricing | This day tour starts at 26,500 yen per person, based on two guests.

Important notes | We’re sure you love nature, but not sure how much physical exertion you want. Let us know. With the help of ropeways and cable cars, it’s possible to adjust how much actual climbing we do. 

Inclusions | All transportation, admission fees, guide expenses, tax, travel insurance.

Exclusions | Food and drink, activities not specified above. Optional activities may be available to suit your interests. Please inquire.

Travel with Kids | We offer exciting tours that can be enjoyed along with your children. We can also make arrangements for child care or other needs that may arise.

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