On September 9th (Sat), October 14th (Sat), November 11th (Sat), 2023, almost the same course will be climbed on the second Saturday for three consecutive months. Down-way with Trail 3 has fewer climbers in Mt. Takao, so you can enjoy forest bathing quietly.
In September, October, and November, you can feel autumn on Mt. Takao.
Why don't you refresh yourself with Takao's mountains, streams, trees, greenery, flowers, chirping birds, and mountain air? As autumn approaches, you can enjoy the scent of the trees, especially near the top of the mountain, of the katsura trees.
Expected flowers we can see at this hiking
Flowers: Impatiens textori, (western touch-me-not, balsam) (Route 6),
Tree: katsura trees (Trail 3)
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 downpoint 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), change of clothes (if necessary), towel, sunscreen, sunglasses, household medicine (note: these Please put it in your rucksack and bring it with you.)
How to apply: Please apply to the following email address.
Application deadline: Saturday, May 6, 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))