Mt Mitake Autumn Hike

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A fun day out hiking the beautiful Mt Mitake. Cable-car to the start point, waterfalls, gorge, lush forests, autumn colors & more. After arriving at the top of the cable-car and taking in the great views, we will begin the hike. We will be taking the rock garden trail which is around 3 to 4hrs in total. it is an easy hike, although there are a few steep sections and also an optional climbing section. Along the way we will take in waterfalls, mountain streams, a mountain village and temple, forests, lookouts and more.

If we have enough time, we can finish up the day with some sake tasting at the beautiful, local riverside sake brewery or optional hot spring. Looking forward to a fun day out hiking. Hope that you can join us!

The Plan

Meet in front of Shinjuku Station South Exit (Minami Guchi). Pick up your train tickets from the TSC trip leader.
Catch the JR train to Mitake Station (1880yen round trip ticket cost included in trip price)
9:05 ~ 9:20:
Arrive at Mitake Station in Okutama (70min & 920yen from Shinjuku). Local bus to ropeway station.
9:20 ~ 10:00:
Catch the ropeway to the start point of the hike. Great views from the top of the ropeway.
10:00 ~ 14:30:
Hiking Mt Mitake! We will take the rock garden trail which takes in waterfalls, lush forests, a beautiful gorge and more.
14:30 ~ 15:30:
Rest at the top ropeway station. Catch the ropeway and bus back to Mitake Station.
15:30 ~:
Optional onsen hot spring then catch the train back to Shinjuku.

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Trip Reviews

Clear info to get to meeting point. Great trip lead. Yoshi’s vibe made everyone feel relaxed and the group as a whole was great company. We had great weather and the itinerary was a good pace.

Jeff - 2021-10-31

The guide Kenji introduced so many cultures concepts related to shrine in Japan, outdoor activity options around Okadama area, and even led us to a sake brewery, fulfilling trip

momo - 2021-11-14

It was a good hiking experience. Although the group was big, our guides were attentive enough and wait for everyone in most corners. The course s said to be beginner level and we all enjoyed it.

Ryan - 2022-10-24

Highly recommended! Our guide, Daff, is very friendly and has great knowledge of the area. It was great to find some good spots that otherwise you'll miss if not for insider information. Thanks Daff!! Other people in group were also friendly and kind. We came at the right time to catch Autumn foliage in their glory. Mt. Mitake in Autumn foliage is absolutely gorgeous!

C - 2022-11-15

It was really awesome

MJ - 2023-01-01