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Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad

Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad

Duration:5 hours total
Includes:Food and drinks
Languages:Offered in English
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About your host

I have been an outdoor guide, photographer, and journalist in Japan for more than 25 years. I've hiked, biked, and run up the various trails around Mount Takao more than 50 times. I operate a tour company in Tokyo called Freewheeling, which specializes in cycling and hiking. www.freewheeling.jp It has become my life's mission to help people enjoy Japan and get outside to enjoy the natural world…
Bradley
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What we’ll do

We will meet at the exit gate of Takaosanguchi station at 10:00am with my Jack Russel terrier dog named "Jacksan." Our hike to the 599meter summit is 6-8km R/T with breaks for lunch, photos and snacks. There is an optional ropeway for descents if you feel tired. We begin with a 2hr trek through a lush forest following a mountain stream where monks still sit under waterfalls meditating. We will…

What else you should know

Bring an extra layer, cap or warm hat, copy of identification or insurance, large water bottle, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant. Wear walking or jogging shoes.

What I’ll provide

Snacks and Other
Japanese lunch box. Ice cream I will provide a hikers "bento lunch" with rice balls, chicken and vegetables. Let me know if you have any food requests.. You can try an ice cream from my favorite vending machine or a cold or hot drink.
Drinks
Bottle of water or tea Beer is great after we finish our journey. No alcohol permitted during the hike however—Jacksan's rules.

What to bring

Small Daypack 15L - 30L size is good. (I have extra packs if you need!)
One extra long sleeve layer
Cap or warm hat depending on the season
Water Bottle (There is fresh water available on the hike)
Walking or Jogging Shoes are good...no beach sandals please. Covered Toe sandals are better for the Buddhist Temple.
Take out lunch or extra snacks if you have special dietary concerns.

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Where you'll be

Mount Takao has an ancient history as a holy mountain, where Buddhist and Shinto priests offer prayers to the Mountain Gods. It's historically known for the Shugendo practice, which combines martial arts with meditation. Samurais train here, learning to ride horseback and survive in the mountains.

Guest safety

Outdoor activities carry risks, and you may be exposed to dangerous situations as part of this experience. Make sure you can participate safely given your abilities and the conditions (such as location, weather, and equipment).

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend. This hike is approx 10km and includes 3-4 hrs of hiking time. We will take breaks for photos, snacks, restroom and lunch! Jacksan loves snacks so don't worry, there will be a few stops! Please let me know if…

Government ID

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What to bring

Small Daypack 15L - 30L size is good. (I have extra packs if you need!)

More tips

Bring an extra layer, cap or warm hat, copy of identification or insurance, large water bottle, sunscreen, and mosquito repellant. Wear walking or jogging shoes.

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Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad
24 reviews
$57/person
24 reviews
$57/person