DATE: SATURDAY, january 13, 2024

In winter, the views in mountains are nice and you can easily see Mt. Fuji from top of Mt. Takao. 

The coldness of the mountains also tightens your body.

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 climbing the mountain alone, please come! !


On the second Saturday of every month, this Refresh in Mountains organizes guided trekking that is relatively easy and enjoyable.

Even on the low mountain Mt. Takao (599m), it may snow depending on the weather. Although there is not a lot of snowfall. Why not refresh your body after New Year's holidays at Mt. Takao? The autumn color leaves have been over, and you can enjoy hiking through the fallen leaves with making saku saku sounds. You may be able to see ice crystals forming at the base of a plant unique to winter, the botanical name Shimobasilla. You may also be able to find the fruit of the Miyamafuyu strawberry, which grows in the winter.

Expected flowers we can see at this hiking

Tree: Shimobasilla, Miyamafuyu strawberry

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), glove, 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, January 3, 2024

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))