Takao and Jimba san

Saturday May 27, 2017

Takao quasi natural park

Difficulty 3 Number of Days 1 Tokyo


Hi Everyone,

Instead of Izugatake this Saturday, we'll be doing a train-based hike to Mt. Takao, a sacred mountain and Mt. Jinba, a mountain with panoramic views and a horse statue.

Details below:

[Date] Saturday, May 27

[Meeting place/time] 9am at Takaosanguchi Station

  • Tsukuba 06:32 >Tsukuba Express Rapid> 07:26 Akihabara 07:33 >Keihintohoku Line> 07:34 Kanda 07:39 >Chuo Special Rapid> 07:51 Shinjuku 08:00 >Keio Limited Express> 08:37 Kitano 08:39 >Keio-Takao Line> 08:52 Takaosanguchi (1750yen)

Takaosanguchi Station (190m) > Mt. Takao (599m) > Mt. Jinba (854.8m) > Plan A or Plan B, we'll see what people want to do when we get to Jinba.
(Station > Jinba = 5 hours 40 minutes map time)

Plan A: Jinba > hike, 1-hour > Jinba Kogenshita Bus Stop > bus, 36-minutes (560yen) > Takao Station

Plan B: Jinba > hike, 2-hours > Sagamiko Station.
Option to play in the water at Lake Sagamiko near the station.


  • Drinks/Water
  • Lunch/Snacks
  • Rain jacket
  • Hat/sunscreen

To sign-up, please send your name and phone number to Yumi at twinkleachanstar@hotmail.com.

Hope to see you there,

Stephanie & Yumi.




The event was organized as a train based hike. Seven of us met at Takaosanguchi station at 9:30.

We chose the Inari-yama trail to our first summit, Takaosan (599m), which took about 1.5h. It was warm and nice but we could not enjoy the view of Mt. Fuji. Two of us left the group to go sightseeing. After a short break, we continued to Mt. Shiro (670m), where we had our lunch around 12. The overall trail was nice and easy. By the time we arrived in Mt. Kagenobu (727.3), it started to be misty. It was still 1:40 so we decided to go forward to Mt. Jinba (855m). The trail was flat with very small ups and downs. The route was on the border of Kanagawa prefecture and Tokyo so we often crossed the two borders during this one hour. At 3:50 we reached the summit of Mt. Jinba and enjoyed the warm food at the mountain hut. Around 4:20 we made our way to our bus stop and took the 5:25 bus. Overall, this was a very relaxing hike with all four summits having nice restaurants and clean bathrooms. For anyone who wishes to climb these mountains, the reverse route starting from Jinba is recommended. With this, you can avoid the tourists at Mt. Takao in the morning, and also have more options after reaching Mt. Takao in the afternoon.

Thank you for joining the hike. Especially, thank you for your guidance, Andreas.