Tokyo_Mt.Takao

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I am an English guide

in charge of Mt.Takao.

 

Below is the sightseeing spot I provide the guiding service.

 

Tailor-made one day hiking to Mt. Takao, in a small group.

・Mt. Takao is located about 40 Km west of the city center of Tokyo, and we can go there only in about 1 hour by train. It is the most popular hiking spot for people in Tokyo.

・The attraction of Mt.Takao includes rich nature where 1,500 kinds of wild plants live, a Buddhist temple called “Takaosan Yakuoin” whose history can dates back more than 1,000 years ago, and many hiking trails.

・Number of guests I guide in a group is limited up to 3, because I want you to feel the nature and history of Takao close.

・A popular course is as follows: We walk from the Keio line Takaosan-guchi station to the cable car station. Go to the middle of the mountain by a cable car. Then walk to the top of the mountain in about 2 hours, enjoying highlights of nature and history. The road is easy to walk. We will return to Takaosan-guchi station with the same route. Total time required for this course will be about 5 hours.

・For those who want to enjoy Takao’s rich nature more, we walk for about 3 hours enjoying the nature of the season, though the trail becomes a litter harder.

・If you are interested in Takao’s history, we walk slowly and I will talk a lot about the historical sites along the road. It will take about 3 hours from the middle to the top of the mountain.

・For those who want to walk more, I recommend a trail from the train station up to the top, without using a cable car.

・Hiking starts from Takaosan-guchi station of the Keio line. If you can come to takaosan-guchi station yourself, I’ll wait for you outside the ticket gates.

・If you want me to pick up and send you to the hotel, I will accept that work at an additional fee.

・Please understand that I may ask you to change course or cancel hiking when the weather is bad.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

My personal information

 

  I am a male guide who live in the western part of Tokyo for more than thirty years. As I usually guide neighborhood spots, I will walk there before I guide gests and suggest courses that match season and guest’s wishes.

  I am a retired chemical engineer. I wanted to do a completely different job like talking with people after retirement, and got the national interpreter guide qualification in English. My TOEIC score is 920 points

  As I like hiking and wild plants observation, I am looking forward to talking with you about nature and history.

 

Guide Fee

 

・My guide fee is JPY 3,000 per hour for one group.

・A group can include up to 3 guests.

・When we use a cable car, the fare including for a guide is added to the guide fee.

・ If you want me to pick up and send you to the hotel , I will estimate the cost. Please inform me of the hotel’s name and phone number.

 

Please read my proposal carefully. I will make every effort to make your trip pleasant.

I will e-mail my proposal to you if you consider to request my service.

 

Voices of Customers

 

  “I could talk with you about many topics not limited to nature and history, and it was very interesting.”

 

How to request my service

 

If you consider to request my service, please contact here : please inform info@erf.jp of my code (e10FMK199ENG)

ERF will inform me of your e-mail address, your name and other information. Then I will contact you by email.

I will send you “my guiding proposal” by e-mail, so please read it and determine whether or not to request my service.

Please let me know if you have decided to request my service.

 

I am looking forward to your request.

Thank you.