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Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad

Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad

24 reviews
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…
Availability for this experience is rare.
5 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Drinks, Food
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What's included

Japanese lunch box. Ice cream I will provide a hikers "bento lunch" with rice balls, chicken and vegetables. Let me know if…
Bottle of water or tea Beer is great after we finish our journey. No alcohol permitted during the hike however—Jacksan's…

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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. It has become my life's mission to help people enjoy Japan and get outside to enjoy the natural world with a "lighter footprint." My dog Jacksan is a very energetic Jack Russel terrier who loves to hike and loves people. He is quite famous on the mountain as we hike almost every week.

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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.


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Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 13 and up can attend.

Government ID

You’ll need to take a picture of yourself that matches the photo on your ID. This is so Airbnb can confirm who’s actually going on the experience. You’ll only have to do this once.

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.
guided hike
Sacred Forest Hike with Jacksan & Brad
24 reviews
From $58/person
24 reviews
From $58/person