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Giant Trees and Long-Nosed Goblins! — Mt Takao Hiking Tour



A guided tour of the “secret” Mt. Takao with Toshihiko Okamoto #na1000111

  • A unique climbing experience where you can deepen your knowledge of the natural world.
  • Hike Mount Takao with an experienced guide.
  • Mt. Takao is one of the mountain which collect a lot of attentions recently in Japan!
  • 5.5 hour total

  • English, Japanese

  • Any Age

  • 2 〜 8


Toshihiko OKAMOTO

Mountain climbing is, by far, my favorite thing in the world to do — I’ve felt this way for years. My name is Toshihiko Okamoto, and I’m a forest conservationist, and a photographer. In fact, it was through nature photography that I first found wonder in the world around me — what does the shape of a flower signify? Why do the trees take the forms that they do? Why does Mount Takao have so many big trees? What are the birds saying? The reasons that can be discovered behind the forms and sounds in the nature that surround us will astound you! Many people feel a longing to reconnect with our beautiful natural world, and I think for this reason, Mt. Takao, with its famous giant trees and incredibly varied array of plants and wildlife, has become a popular (and accessible) destination for many. I like to take small groups with me into the lesser-known parts of the mountain, where we can really get to know the life that is teeming all around us. I hope that my guests will feel amazed, energised, refreshed, and maybe even a little humbled by our participation in this living landscape, and come away with new understanding and appreciation for our delicate green world.

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Less than an hour away from the bustle of Shinjuku in the center of Tokyo, Mount Takao is truly a world apart. Home to more than 1,300 species of plants, and a wide variety of native animals and insects (including wild boars and monkeys), and some truly magnificent big trees, the sacred mountain is a calm refuge for many who seek to escape from the stresses of city life. But to go to a place and to truly participate in it, to commune with it in a deep way, are two different things. In this energising and informative tour, you will gain a rich, hands-on experience of the majesty of nature to be found here. More than just a nice walk, more than an intellectually informative tour, you will visit powerful (and famous!) giant trees — beech trees, cherries, and magnificent cedars — feel their roots, participate in the place, and feel connected to it. Leave your troubles behind and immerse yourself in the tranquil and majestic beauty of the mountain: just don’t forget to bring your binoculars and trekking shoes!

  • Meet the host at Takaosanguchi Station.

  • Walk to the base of the mountain to begin your hike!

  • The host will show you the hidden Buddha statues along the way.

  • Discover the chair of the long-nosed goblin!

  • Pass beautiful holy shrines along the hiking path.

  • Before you know it, you'll be on top of the mountain!



  • Duration


    (09:00 〜 16:00)

    * Time may vary, not including transportation time

  • Access

    Take the Keio Line to Takaosanguchi Station. (approx. 50 minutes from Shinjuku Staiton)

  • Participants Guests

    2 〜 8

    Trip will be cancelled if the required minimum number of participants is not met. Accompanied infants participate for free.

  • Age


  • Conditions

    Available on Clear or Lightly Rainy Days

  • Cancellation Policy

    We are unable to refund cancellations made after 19:00, 3 days prior to your reserved date.


  • Adults(12+)


  • Children(4~11)


  • Infants(~3)


Included in the Price

Experience, Interpreter, Admission fee, Insurance


  • Things to bring

    This experience includes a large amount of walking, so please wear comfortable shoes.
    Please wear active attire that is easy to move in.

  • Meeting Point

    Ticket gate at Takaosanguchi station, Keio Line [KO53]

  • Additional Info

    Please note that your reservation with us may be canceled due to inclement weather conditions or heavy rain. If so, we will contact you at least one hour prior to your reservation via your original booking site.


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