2018年7月12日木曜日

TENGU Tour with international students on July 7. 2018

We welcomed five international students from five countries who are taking part in JICA program. They are from Ghana, Palestine, Bangladesh, India and the Philippines. What an international tour it is! Besides, seven Japanese participated in the tour as a trial. We divided them into two groups and started to hike. Enjoy seeing photos of the tour, which are saying everything!
On the suspension bridge on Route #4
On the top of Mt. Takao
Sally, a TENGU guide, shows a participant how to purify oneself in Yakuo-in Temple.
In front of Shi-ten-o-mon, The Four Guardian Gods’ Gate

In the green forest
In front of the cable car
In the cable car
In front of a shrine called Izuna-Gongen-Do
A lot of Smiles after the tour


(Reported by HIDE)






2018年7月9日月曜日

Report on the tour of June 16

“Just walking in the rain” (Sorry. Only for the elderly) in Mt. Takao was a pure fun especially when we were prepared for it.These are photos taken mostly by our guests, young sisters from Singapore Vivian and Sharon accompanied with a Japanese friend of them,Masaki.

At the first lookout point on the trail No.1, Kompira.On a fine day, skyscrapers in Shinjuku area are visible.Yet.this is something, isn’t it?

In passing through upper chairlift station.Usually packed with people, but today, no one else!!
Lighting incense sticks before making a prayer.At the Main Hall.  Praying for what?
All members at the quiet summit. From left Sharon, Vivian, Ryo, myself, and Masaki.









2018年7月8日日曜日

The private tour on June 14,2018

The private tour on June 14 ,2018It was cloudy and occasionally fine. Our guest were a family of three from Singapore .We met them at the exit of KEIO Takaosan Guchi Station at around 9:30 a.m.  They were Mother, her son and daughter. After we exchanged greetings we confirmed necessary things to climb Mt. Takao . My colleague began her guide on the sweeper boy statue and explained about the flying squirrel bronze statues. I explained about trails on the guideboard, also..We took the cable car to ascend and they took many photos during the board. After we got off the cable car, we took them at the observatory area. Because of the cloudy day, we could not see the Tokyo-sky Tree Tower.We continued our guides on Octopus cedar tree, ridge way at the border between  different  climate zones. When I explained about a travelling butterfly, in other words Chestnut Tiger on the guide  board, they seemed to be impressed that it could move a long distance such as about 1,600kilo meter. When I explained about the reason why its larva makes a hole on the leave before eat it, they were impressed.When we arrived at the ground of Yakuou-In Temple, they did the demonstration to wash coins at the eight dragon’ hall wishing richness. Her son bought a 5 yen coin and fastened on the bar to find a good marriage partner.We arrived at the summit at around 12:10. And we took photo all together at the summit, 


We had lunch at the near the summit. After we finished lunch, my colleague instructed how to make a folded paper  crane.



They tried as hard as they could and made wonderful folding paper cranes. I believe they had good experiences and made good memories. The trail 4 was taken to descend.  During walking down , her son and daughter assisted their mother to be safe. They seemed to be enjoyed to walk on the MIYAMA bridge (suspension bridge).and took several photos.We continued to walk down to the foot of Mt. Takao and arrived there safely at around 3:10 p.m.

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WRITTEN BY NABE](M. Watanabe)