Full Day Hiking Tour at Mt.Takao including Hot Spring

5 hours 30 minutes
Free cancellation
1 - 8
Mobile ticket


Mt. Takao is the most popular climbing spot in the Kanto area, located about 50 kilometers west of the city center. It is a wonderful mountain, designated as Michelin three star spot along with Mt. Fuji in 2007, and it’s a national park where you can leisurely enjoy mountain hiking even on a day trip. The mountain has been especially important to Japanese since 744, when Emperor Shomu commanded the creation of Yakushiji, a famous temple, and thereby encouraged followers to come to the mountain. Known as one of Tokyo's best outlooks, the view from the observation deck is of a big panorama overlooking the Kanto Plain, with skyscrapers in the distance. Leave the hustle and bustle of the city for a rejuvinating day where you'll connect with nature in a spiritual setting.


  • Local guide
  • Private tour
  • Hot Spring Fee
  • Hiking tour
  • One-way cable car or lift ticket

What to expect


Takao 599 Museum (9:05-9:30)
At 599m tall, Mt. Takao isn't particularly tall, however it is filled with abundant flora and fauna and covered in hiking trails, both accessible concreted trails and wild dirt tracks far off the beaten path. First you will walk to the Takao 599 Museum where you can learn about the plants and animals that inhabit this mountain. Watch a beautiful 3D lightup showing the four seasons of Takao, and feel free to ask your guide any questions you may have.

Hike Mt. Takao (9:30-13:30)
After the museum, you will then begin your ascent of Mt. Takao. The trails range in difficulty from easy to serious hiker so let your guide know what you prefer. On the way up, the guide will offer explanations of the wildlife you encounter, the views and the Budhhist and Shinto shrines and statues you'll see along the way. At any point along the trail you can stop for a breather, or to have a snack and a drink.

Yakuo-in Temple (11:00)
Takaosan Onsen (13:30-14:30)

Stop At:

• Mt. Takao, Hachioji Tokyo Prefecture
• Takaosan Yakuo-in Yuki-ji Temple, 2177 Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844 Tokyo Prefecture
• Mt. Takaosan Hiking Course, Takaomachi, Hachioji Tokyo Prefecture
• Keio Takaosan Onsen Gokurakuyu, 2229-7 Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844 Tokyo Prefecture
• Takao 599 Museum, 2435-3 Takaomachi, Hachioji 193-0844 Tokyo Prefecture

Additional information

  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Not recommended for children under 5 years old
  • Please wear suitable clothes and footwear.
  • Service animals allowed
  • The tour has you walk both up and down the mountain, with a chair lift or cable car ride at the end. However, if you wish to ride the cable car or chair lift both ways, you will be responsible for your own fare and that of the guide as well. The one-way fare for either mode of transportation is ¥490 for adults and ¥240 for children.
  • The guide will instruct you on how to use the hot springs.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travelers
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Ticket delivery

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.


For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.
January 2023

Excellent tour of Mt Takao with Tatsuaki with a special guest appearance of Mt Fuji, enjoyed from the top of Mt Takao. Tatsuaki was professional, knowledgeable and made the day fun. Our favorite part was a tie between seeing Mt Fuji at the top of Mt Takao and visiting an Onsen for the first time....

November 2022

This Mt. Takao hiking tour was one of the highlights of my 3 week vacation in Japan. There are multiple trails that you can choose to take (easy to somewhat rigorous). Trail 6 was the “middle ground” and most scenic for me - ascending dirt trails, to climbing a few hundred steps on a wooden stai...

November 2022

The challenge of making it to the top was very exciting. The hot spring baths after the hike is essential for those tired muscles. We ended it with a traditional Japanese dinner that was delucious.

September 2022

Starting at the station, we met Tatsu-san and discussed what our preferences were. We opted for more hiking and started our walk. Our guide showed us all the hotspots of the mountain. The hike is partly on a paved mountain road along shrines and holistic spots. The other part was on normal hiking...

May 2022

It such a wonderful hiking experience! Everything was just smoothly perfect although we didn’t expected the heavy rain at that day. Getting into the top of Mt.Takao with our generous & a very kind tour guide Mr. Tatsuaki Kono who is patiently explaining the history of Mt. Takao was the best part ...

January 2021

Tatsu-san guided me around Mt Takao as well as the surroundings, while going out of his way to show me all of the wonders of the area. It was truly an unforgettable experience, with an amazing soak at the onsen afterwards - something that I have always wanted to try, but needed guidance as a fore...

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