DATE: SATURDAY, november 11, 2023

Would you like to enjoy the scent of the mountains?

Takaosanguchi Station, the nearest station to Mt. Takaosan, can be reached in about an hour on the Keio Line from Shinjuku Station. Would you like to refresh yourself at Mt. Takao, which is rich in nature and has easy access?

If you are worried about trekking the mountain alone, please come! !

Mid-November to early December is a great season to enjoy the autumn leaves of Mt. Takao. Would you like to go to Mt. Takao to enjoy the autumn leaves earlier than in the city and the refreshing mountain air?

I think you can feel autumn on Mt. Takao in November.

 Why not take your time and refresh yourself with the mountains, streams, trees, greenery, flowers, chirping birds, and mountain air of Takao! As autumn approaches, you can enjoy the scent of the trees, especially near the top, the sweet scent of Katsura leaves.

Route 3 for down route has fewer climbers on Mt. Takao, so you can enjoy a quiet forest bath.

Expected flowers we can see at this hiking

Tree: katsura trees (Route 3) and others

Meeting:      In front of Takaosan-guchi Station on the Keio Line 8:30AM

Dissolution: In front of Takaosan-guchi Station on the Keio Line around 3PM (May vary depending on the situation.)

Itinerary:     Takaosan-guchi Station (elevation 190m) - Trail 6 (Biwataki Course) 1:50 - Summit of Takao-san (elevation 599m) - 0:15 – Momiji-dai (lunch) – Trail 5, 0:15 - Restroom at the bottom of the summit – Trail 3 or Trail 4 (suspension bridge)  and Trail 2, 1:10 – around down-point of Kasumi-dai Park – through (near) Biwataki 1:00 – Takaosan-guchi Station


                        Actual walking time: about 4.5 hours

Participation conditions: Those who can walk on flat ground for about 3 hours are OK.

Participation fee:             3000 yen

Clothing:      Shoes suitable for mountain climbing (climbing shoes are preferred, sandals and high heels are not allowed), T-shirt + long sleeves, long pants, hat, (Note: If you are wearing a cotton T-shirt, please bring a change of clothes to protect yourself from the cold.)

What to bring: Lunch (e.g. 3 rice balls), sweets, water (1L), water bottle (hot drink), rain gear (upper and lower), warm clothes (sweater or down), change of clothes (if necessary), towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, household medicine (note: these Please put it in your rucksack and bring it with you.) and a hokkairo (body warmer) for those who are sensitive to cold

How to apply: Please apply to the following email address.


Application deadline: Saturday, November 4, 2023

Recruitment number: Maximum 10 people, minimum 3 people

Rainy weather etc.: If rain is expected, I will contact you by 7 pm the day before the event whether the tour will be held or not. In case of light rain, the tour will be held.


Guide: Yuichi Hashimoto (Japan Mountain Guide Association Certified Guide (Mountaineering Guide Stage II))