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Mt. Takao Hike and Practice English/Japanese, Sakura viewing and Hot spring

posted Mar 10, 2016, 12:06 AM by Tsubasa Kato   [ updated Mar 24, 2016, 3:16 AM ]
 
Mt. Takao Hike, Practice English/Japanese, Sakura viewing and Hot spring
 
2016 April 2 (Saturday) 8:30AM | Mt.Takao, Tokyo | RESERVE
 
 
 
Spring is just around the corner, so the best way to enjoy it - go to the nature. Go out breathe some fresh air and make a short climb on Mt. Takao (高尾山, Takaosan) - one of the closest natural recreation areas in Tokyo, offering beautiful scenery, temples, build right on the mountain and attractive hiking opportunities. Although outside the city center, the mountain is still located within metropolitan Tokyo and takes about 1 hour to reach from Shinjuku.

Elevation is about 599 meters, Mt Takao has been regarded as a sacred mountain for over a thousand years. These days it’s both a popular hiking spot and a religious destination. 

Have soba noodles lunch when we reach the summit. Mt. Takao area is famous for this dish.

After return we are going to relax in local onsen and have a beer to finish the day.

 

◆ Trip Itinerary

・Meet "ON THE PLATFORM" at Shinjuku station, Keio line at 8:30am (Assemble at platform in front of the Car No. 2 of Keio line rapid train bound for Takao sanguchi, 高尾山口行 京王線特急, departing at 8:37am)
・Arrive at Keio Takao sanguchi station around 9:33am
・Meet/Wait for the rest of the group/others
・Start the hike around 10:00am
・Short rest at some spots a few times
・Make new friends, speak English/Japanese during the climb for 1~1.5 hour 
・Arrive at the summit of Mt. Takao (599m) around 12:00pm
・Rest and Enjoy beautiful view, have lunch at 12:15pm
・Go down the mountain around 1:00pm
・Short rest at some spots a few times
・Finish the hike in Takao around 3:00pm
・Browse local shops for 30 minutes
・Relax in Takao onsen with some beer or soft drinks until 5:30pm (optional)
・Get on the train
・Arrive back in Tokyo around 7:00pm

 
 
 
 

◆ Price includes;

・Small snacks and water 
・Guide in English/Japanese/Russian
・Chance to meet a lot of people and make new friends

◆ Not Included;

・Train transportation
・Entrance fee to Takao onsen
・Food, drinks and lunch fee
 

◆ Price 2,000 yen | Max to 20 | RESERVE

 
◆ Important Notes;
・Itinerary may be flexible due to the weather, traffic conditions, and other unavoidable circumstances.
・You MUST have your own insurance (health, social, company, etc.) to be able to join.
・Hike is beginners to intermediate level.
・Meeting the group at Takao sanguchi station at 9:30am is okay.
・The hike will be canceled in case of bad weather. I will update the page by March 24 at 10pm (No required cancellation fee)
・Onsen is optional. You can go back straight to Tokyo after the hike if you want.
・Please be punctual and arrive on time (*we will start the event on time).
・Payment okay on the day but reservation is required.
・Contact: Email Jojo at info@intlcentertokyo.com
 
◆ Want to bring
Hiking shoes, wear, some sweets/snacks/drinks, water, towel, spare clothes, backpack, hiking stick (if you need), rain oat (for rain), gloves, jacket, mat, camera, cash, phone, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, trash bag, and other requirements.
 

◆ Event Organizer - Orlovskiy Stanislav

Orlovskiy Stanislav 33 male
Hike experience: Yes (e.g. Mt. Fuji, Mt. Takao)
Favorite sport: soccer, ice hockey, and jogging
Speaks: English, Japanese, Russian *We can chat in these languages while climbing