On this time of early June, the rainy season has been supposed to set in at Tokyo. Mt.Takao, located within an hour of down town Tokyo, has also been so without an exception. It is said the rainy season sets in from next week. The weather of today was fair with occasional clouds fortunately and we had 17 guests from JICA, 2 enrollment applicants to our club and university student who hoped to interview a guide. We were divided into three groups, each group for 2 or 3guides, then left about 9:40AM. The fresh green leaves made us pleasant.
We got on a cable car for going half way up then took Trail no-1. At the Kasumi-dai observatory, we could see plural buildings in the direction of central Tokyo. Usually we can recognize the skyscrapers of Shinjyuku, but today spring haze disturbed it. On the way to the Yakuo-in temple, guiding some spots then we enjoyed talking about the concerns they had after arriving japan.
We reached to top around noon, where were very crowed and spring mist also prevented to look for Mt.Fuji. We took lunch there with smaller groups or acquaintances. During lunch time an accident happened but to turn out to be all right later.
We took Fujimichi-way for going down which path was along many kinds of trees and fresh air was blowing in. It had been very comfortable. From Yakuoin-temple we joined Trail No-1 then taking chair-lift from the Sanjo-station riding 12 minutes to Sanroku-station. Around at 3PM, in front of Kiyotaki-Station which is for cable cars, we took photos together. Almost of the guests were first time to visit Mt.Takao and seemed to be having a lot of fun. That was our pleasure.
Wishing this opportunity helps them to know more about Japanese unaffected nature, history and people, we finished this hiking tour. (Comson)