Hiking Mount Mitake and visit of a sake brewery.

Do you know that there is a sacred mountain where the mountain worship faith exist in Tokyo ?
Mount Mitake is easily accessible from the center of the capital and allows you a day trip to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the beauty of stunning landscapes surrounded by an abundant nature.
Let's enjoy a hiking trip to the sacred Shinto shrine, the guardian of the Kanto region (including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba) with full of nature.
Then, you could taste delicious sake produced in a long-established brewery with a guidance tour.
After that, still tipsy by your last tasting and your beautiful ride, you will just relax in the calm of your train home.

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Do you know that there is a sacred mountain where the mountain worship faith exist in Tokyo ?
Mount Mitake is easily accessible from the center of the capital and allows you a day trip to enjoy the peaceful atmosphere and the beauty of stunning landscapes surrounded by an abundant nature.
Let's enjoy a hiking trip to the sacred Shinto shrine, the guardian of the Kanto region (including Tokyo, Kanagawa, Chiba) with full of nature.
Then, you could taste delicious sake produced in a long-established brewery with a guidance tour.
After that, still tipsy by your last tasting and your beautiful ride, you will just relax in the calm of your train home.

Click here to discover more excursions in Tokyo.


We are Japan specialist travel agency, click here to contact our experts for more information about your next trip.

 

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Mt. Mitake Hiking and sake brewery visit - One-day excursion

Starting point: Shinjuku station
Meeting at the hotel is available with additional fee.

Departure time:8:00
 
Duration (approx):8hours

 
-One day excursion with a English speaking tour leader
-Ascension of the sacred mount by funicular (Chichibu Tama Kai National Park)
-Not far from the big city of Tokyo but surrounded by wonderful nature
-Visit of the temple Mitake-jinja, guardian of the Kanto region.
-Visit an old sake brewery, famous since a long time ago.
 


Description

Unlike Mount Takao, one of the famous and overcrowded hike in Tokyo Metropolis, Mount Mitake attracts hikers and nature lovers searching clean air and tranquility. As you’re leaving the center of Tokyo by the train, you will have the impression that the cityscape will never end, not until you suddenly find yourself surrounded by mountains and beautiful rivers that follow the railroad yet you're still in Tokyo.
From Shinjuku station, it will take about 1h30 to reach the Mitake Gorge by JR line. Arriving at the station, you will take the bus for a short ride to the cable car to over 800 meters. There, you will have a breathtaking view of the mountains of the national park. Then, you will continue your ascent by taking a chairlift to the starting point of the hiking trail. Among a great pines forest, you will follow the sacred path of the mountain God to whom has been built the sanctuary regardless of the direction you are moving. 

Before reaching it, you will go through another mysterious temple dedicated to three other Japanese Goddesses, and the famous Jindai Keyaki, a great Zelkova tree older than 600 years. Reaching the sanctuary of Mitake is an easy hike and takes about 30 minutes. For anyone who loves nature and hiking, you could make your ride going to the “Rock of Tengu”, which is a Japanese legendary monster believed living in the sacred mountain. This magical place is called “Rock Garden”, surrounded by lush vegetation and magnificent waterfalls. 
Mount Mitake is good place for eating bento (lunch box) outside, so please make sure to bring your bento.

After you've worshipped the shrine, instead of taking hiking course in the forest, you could also relax in a restaurant and taking a look at small shops and souvenir shops nearby.Having again taken the cable car and the bus to the train station, you will find another pleasant stroll along the river. This road will take you straight away to the famous brewery of the sake "Sawanoi", which has existed for over 300 years. You will discover all the secrets of making this delicious beverage. You will have the opportunity to taste several kinds of different sakes to awake your senses.

Lastly, all you will have to do is sleeping in the quiet train home, still tipsy by your last tasting and your wonderful ride.
 

Return details:
The tour finish at Misaki Guchi Station or Miura Kaigan Station.( The tour leader will explain you the way back to Tokyo)
Sending service to the hotel is also available with additional fee.

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Mt. Mitake Hiking and sake brewery visit - One-day excursion

Starting point: Shinjuku station
Meeting at the hotel is available with additional fee.

Departure time:8:00
 
Duration (approx):8hours

 
-One day excursion with a English speaking tour leader
-Ascension of the sacred mount by funicular (Chichibu Tama Kai National Park)
-Not far from the big city of Tokyo but surrounded by wonderful nature
-Visit of the temple Mitake-jinja, guardian of the Kanto region.
-Visit an old sake brewery, famous since a long time ago.
 


Description

Unlike Mount Takao, one of the famous and overcrowded hike in Tokyo Metropolis, Mount Mitake attracts hikers and nature lovers searching clean air and tranquility. As you’re leaving the center of Tokyo by the train, you will have the impression that the cityscape will never end, not until you suddenly find yourself surrounded by mountains and beautiful rivers that follow the railroad yet you're still in Tokyo.
From Shinjuku station, it will take about 1h30 to reach the Mitake Gorge by JR line. Arriving at the station, you will take the bus for a short ride to the cable car to over 800 meters. There, you will have a breathtaking view of the mountains of the national park. Then, you will continue your ascent by taking a chairlift to the starting point of the hiking trail. Among a great pines forest, you will follow the sacred path of the mountain God to whom has been built the sanctuary regardless of the direction you are moving. 

Before reaching it, you will go through another mysterious temple dedicated to three other Japanese Goddesses, and the famous Jindai Keyaki, a great Zelkova tree older than 600 years. Reaching the sanctuary of Mitake is an easy hike and takes about 30 minutes. For anyone who loves nature and hiking, you could make your ride going to the “Rock of Tengu”, which is a Japanese legendary monster believed living in the sacred mountain. This magical place is called “Rock Garden”, surrounded by lush vegetation and magnificent waterfalls. 
Mount Mitake is good place for eating bento (lunch box) outside, so please make sure to bring your bento.

After you've worshipped the shrine, instead of taking hiking course in the forest, you could also relax in a restaurant and taking a look at small shops and souvenir shops nearby.Having again taken the cable car and the bus to the train station, you will find another pleasant stroll along the river. This road will take you straight away to the famous brewery of the sake "Sawanoi", which has existed for over 300 years. You will discover all the secrets of making this delicious beverage. You will have the opportunity to taste several kinds of different sakes to awake your senses.

Lastly, all you will have to do is sleeping in the quiet train home, still tipsy by your last tasting and your wonderful ride.
 

Return details:
The tour finish at Misaki Guchi Station or Miura Kaigan Station.( The tour leader will explain you the way back to Tokyo)
Sending service to the hotel is also available with additional fee.

Click here to discover other excursions from Tokyo.

We are a Japan-based travel agency based in Tokyo, click here to contact our experts for more information.

Important to know
  • Not recommended for participants with heart complaints or other serious medical conditions.

  • Not recommended for pregnant women.

  • Children must be accompanied by an adult.

  • Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

  • Not wheelchair accessible.

  • This itinerary includes hiking paths or a moderate amount of walking; please wear comfortable walking shoes.

  • Legal drinking age in Japan is 20 years.

  • This tour is not covered by insurance.

  • Funicular service can be suspended without prior notification due to inclement weather or for other security reasons. The tour leader will advise you the alternative schedule accordingly. 

Additional informations
  • Small groups, 8 people maximum. The tour can be customized in the case if there is no other participant on the day of trip.

  • Please note that we will take public transport during the trip and seating is not guaranteed. 

  • Please  refer to “Travel information” about any useful information.

  • Pictures are used for illustrative purpose only.

Included
  • English speaking tour leader

  • all transport during the tour

  • round trip by cable car and chair lift

  • entrance and visit of the Sawanoi brewery

Not included
  • Insurances

  • Personal expenses

  • Meals and drinks not mentioned

  • Transports, the enrance fees not mentioned in the itinerary

  • Transfers to and from the hotel

  • Sake tasting

  • Gratuities (voluntary)

  • Meeting and/ or sending service to the hotel are available with additional fees (each service: 5,000yen/ 1group )

Dates & Prices

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