(北高尾山稜) North Takao Ridge Hike

Just one of the many, many... many variations of the hikes in Takao area. 

Budget: JPY2,970 (~USD26) from Tokyo

  • JPY2,260. Train, Tokyo < > Takao Station, JPY1,130 one way.
  • JPY710. Bus, Takao Station to Jinba Kogenshita

Hike Date / Difficulty (Elevation: 731m / 2,398ft)

  • Target: 2022
  • Difficulty: 3 out of 5
  • Route below is around 14.2kilometers, with an elevation change of ▲1,177m/ ▽1,327m (5h0m)
  • Map Link

When to Go
Throughout the year. 

Special Notes

  • Weather forecast: English Japanese
  • Trailheads
    • Jinbakougenshita Bus Station (陣馬高原下). Google maps pin
      • Train, Tokyo to Takao Station. 
      • Bus, Takao Station Jinbakougenshita Bus Station (陣馬高原下). Bus schedule here. JPY570, 35 minutes one way. Earliest bus leaves at 6:55am, last return bus is at 8:25pm. 
        • One bus every hour. 
    • Takao Station (高尾駅).
    • Takaosanguchi Station (高尾山口駅)
    • Sagamiko Station (相模湖駅). From Sagamiko Station, there's a bus to Sokozawa (底沢), google maps pin (google maps works!) that will save you about 1.8kms of walking. Only three buses a day, schedule here (08:39am, 11:45am, 4:08pm) . 
  • Mountain huts. 
    • Paid. None.
    • Free. None.
    • Camping. None.

Itinerary

  • 06:30am. Train, Tokyo to Takao Station. 
  • 08:05am. ETA: Takao Station. 
  • 08:10am. Bus, Takao Station to Jinbakougenshita. 
  • 08:47am. ETA: Jinbakogenshita. Start hike.
  • Do the outer loop. 
  • 02:00pm. ETA: Takao Station. 

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