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Tokyo | 4.5h
A Hiking Tour of Mt.Takao and its Exciting Sights

Walk up a stream and discover a religious cave!

Been to Mt.Takao before? You have not seen the real Mt.Takao until you have seen what is introduced on this tour. The trail on which your otomo tour guide will take you on this tour is the 6th trail which is intertwined with a stream. You will pass a cave which is said to have been created by a famous Japanese monk called Kobo Daishi and a waterfall where you can watch monks training, called the Biwa Waterfall. To get to the top, you must walk through a stream, over stepping stones, and also climb a steep set of wooden stairs. Once you get to the top, the views are spectacular. When the sky is clear, you can see all the way across to Tokyo Bay, where the stream that you just climbed ends up!


・Enjoy forest bathing in Mt.Takao's beautiful nature.
・Climb up a stream, over stepping stones.
・Watch monks doing cold-water ablutions in a waterfall.


・Iwaya Daishi: Discover the story about this cave; a miracle connected to the famous Japanese monk, Kobo Daishi.
・Biwa Waterfall: Watch Buddhist monks training in the waterfall.
・Oyama Bridge: Cross the small bridge built over a babbling stream.
・Mountain top of Mt.Takao: Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views from the top of Mt.Takao.
・TAKAO 599 MUSEUM: Visit a modern, stylish museum themed around Mt.Takao.


・We recommend you wear trainers or hiking boots for this tour.
・Please note that Mt.Takao is a Quasi-National Park and it is prohibited to take any plants away with you.
・The trail is about 3.3 km, and your otomo tour guide will climb with you at a pace that will get you to the top in 120 mins.
・There are no trash cans on the mountain. Please keep in mind that whatever you bring or buy will have to be taken home.

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Expenses Not Included

Please bring at least ¥1,000 with you (per person) on the day to cover your travel expenses, entrance fees and other necessary costs.
*(money for souvenir shopping is not included)

Meeting Point

In front of the ticket gate at Keio Takao line, Takaosanguchi Station

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