DATE: SATURDAY, april 13, 2024

Takaosan-guchi Station, the nearest station to Mt. Takao-san, 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.

In early April, you can enjoy the cherry blossoms that herald spring at the foot of Mt. Takao. Also, many kinds of violets begin to bloom on Mt. Takao at this time of year. If the weather is good, you may even be able to see the distant mountain range, Mt. Fuji. The dazzling fresh greenery will appear a little later, around late April or May. I'm looking forward to this too.

Expected flowers we can see at this hiking

Flowers: Various violets, Rhododendron dilatatum, Soft windflower, Chrysosplenium album var. stamineum


Trees:      Cherry blossoms (at Kiyotaki), (new buds of maples and Fagus japonica /Japanese beech trees, if the season is early)

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

                      Please pay in cash on the day of the event or transfer to the designated account after the event.

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, April 6, 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))

Total activity hours: 4:40excluding rest time),Distance8.5 km, Accumulated up & down elevation610 m

 Measured with Yama-Reco