Which trail should take? There are many trails in Mt. Takao.
Standard time to take each trail is following. please see as a reference to make a plan.
From the summit to cable car or chairlift station (middle of the mountain).
Trail number 1: Up 40 min/ Down 30 min
Trail number 3: Up 60 min/ Down 50 min
Trail number 4: Up 50 min/Down 40 min
Trail number 6: cable car/ chairlift is not available.
Trail “Inariyama”(稲荷山): cable car/ chairlift is not available.
From the summit to Keio line Takaosan-guchi station
Trail number 1: Up 100 min ( for me, it will take 60 min)/ Down 80 min
Trail number 3: Up 2 hours/ Down 100 min
Trail number 4: Up 110 min/ Down 90 min
Trail number 6: Up 100 min/ Down 80 min
Trail “Inariyama”(稲荷山): 100 min/ Down 80 min
If you take trail number 3, you can get a quiet time and less crowded. It has also fewer up and down compared with other trails and easy to go down.
How about taking trail number 1 for going and number 3 or 4 for returening?
Cable car or chair lift?
If you get tired, there is a life-saver such as a cable car or lift chair. It will take only 6 min for cable car and 12 min for chair lift to go up/down the half-way of the mountain.