There are 3 options for the “a” ticket
The special ticket for visitors to Japan, “Takao Mountain One-Day Tour”, has three kinds of travel plans with different lunch contents to choose from. It is a good companion for Changyou Mountain and Jingwang scenic spots.
The most expensive one for this ticket is only 5,000 yen, including the full-day ticket for the Keio Line’s head line, the round-trip ticket for the Takaoyama mountain cable car or the crane, and the meal at Takaoyama, which is very good value.
The Keio Line and the Inogasjora Line are all available all day, and they also include meals, so you can easily enjoy your trip. In addition, the ticket is accompanied by a 5% discount shopping voucher for the Keio Department Store, which is directly linked to Shinjuku Station.
This voucher is valid for up to 6 months, and you can use it when you purchase your mobile phone on another day.
The “Takao Mountain Day Tour” ticket is accepted for online booking and checkout. This ticket can only be used on weekdays (except for national holidays), and the date of use varies according to the plan. Please confirm the date list from the link below. In addition, you must redeem your ticket for a coupon. When you arrive in Japan, please redeem it at the “Kyoto Shinjuku Central Tourist Information Office” on the basement of Shinjuku Station.
First, enjoy the view of Takaosan and enjoy traditional vegetarian dishes
In order to enjoy the attractions of Takaosan and the area, please depart from Shinjuku Station at around 9:00 in the morning. From Shinjuku Station (KO01) to Takao Yamaguchi Station (KO53), it takes about 50 minutes to take the express train on the Keio Line.
After getting off at the terminal “Takao Mountain Pass Station”, the vast sky and trees of different seasons meet the trees, and the air feels fresher than the downtown of Tokyo.
Takao Mountain is a treasure trove of nature and plants
Takao Mountain is a mountain that is easier to climb, but its rich natural environment is amazing. In addition to growing about 1,600 plants, the mountains are home to dozens of animals and butterflies.
In addition, there are 7 hiking trails on Takao Mountain. Among them, there are also more than 2 hours of trails, recommended for those who want to exercise more. The Monkey Park, which is a 3-minute walk from the Takaosan Station of the cable car, can accommodate about 70 Japanese macaques, including the little monkeys born in 2017.
A 5-minute walk from Takao Yamaguchi Station in the foothills, you can reach the Takao 599 Museum. Here visitors can learn about the formation and ecosystem of Takao Mountain, and relax in the open buffet restaurant and lawn. In addition, those who love hot springs may wish to take a refreshing look at the natural hot spring “Kyoto Takaosan Onsen / Bliss Soup” adjacent to Takao Yamaguchi Station.
Access to Mt. Takao
Keio Railways offer the cheapest and fastest connections to Takaosan. Direct semi-limited express trains, which take about 50 minutes and 390 yen, leave the underground Keio Shinjuku station every 20 minutes. Takaosanguchi Station, the train’s terminal station, is located at the foot of the mountain.
Alternatively, the JR Chuo Line connects Shinjuku to Takao Station (550 yen, about 40 minutes), where you must transfer to the Keio Line and ride one more station to Takaosanguchi Station (130 yen, 3 minutes).