A lot of the Japanese Giant Squirrel (Musasabi) live in Yakuou – in temple in Takao – san.
On this tour you can observe the nocturnal Musasabi, and you can also enjoy the night view of Tokyo from Mt.Takao, also published in the Michelin Guide.
Besides, during the summer season you can enjoy dining while watching the night scenery in the forest Beer garden.
Observation of the Japanese Flying Giant Squirrel
The Japanese Flying Giant Squirrel is a mammal belonging to the squirrel family.
They are called Musasabi in japan.
They have a membrane between long forepaws and hind paws, they can fly like a glider by spreading the membrane and move from tree to tree.
Musasabi is nocturnal, and it will come out of the nest in about 30 minutes after sunset.
Because they are very timid, there are times when they are scared and do not come out if direct lighting of the flashlight is hit.
Therefore, the flashlight must be covered with a red cellophane, I will prepare the red cellophane and a flashlight for every participant.
When the valley trail is over, you can enjoy magnificent views of the Arima Dam.
Valley is slippery, so let’s go wearing shoes that are hard to slip.
The total walking time is about 4 hours and a half.
For more information on this hiking route, click here.
Price : 1500 yen per person
Distance : 0.8 km
Private Tour (Your family and friends are OK.)
Difficulty : ★☆☆☆☆
Language : English, Japanese
Meeting place : Hotel pick-up or Takaosanguchi Station (depends on your preference)
Meeting time : Depending on the time of sunset, it is about 4 o’clock to 5 o’clock in the evening.
Please read and give me consent before booking for this tour.
Hiking is an inherently dangerous activity that can lead to serious injuries including but not limited to slip and fall injuries, fractures, snake bite, heat exhaustion, poison oak, ticks and frostbite. By participation in this event/hike you agree to not hold these organizers liable for any harm that may come to you, your guests, or your property. Always remember to let the event organizer know if you are leaving the group. Stay on the trail, never hike alone and use your own common sense.
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