Recently the weather in Japan including Tokyo has been unstable, but it was fine only on 5th September like in an eye of typhoon.
We started Mt. Takao tour with two groups for seven guests around 9:30am, who were from Pakistan,Lebanon, Namibia,Botswana, Kenya and South Africa.
My group had three guests from Kenyaq and South Africa.
The guests diligently heard our presentation for guide points , and often asked us questions.
We enjoyed practicing some rituals for praying and purifying, Praying at Jinpen-Daishi do hall, Going up 108 steps on Otoko-zaka, Handing around the stone wheel for purifying the six senses, Cleansing hands and mouth in Temizuya, Passing through the monument circle for realizing wishes,and Praying at the main hall and the main shrine.
Finally Everybody could be Buddha??
We reached top of the mountain around the noon, but could not see Mt Fuji due to fog. What a pity!!
Area of the summit was crowded, so we moved to Momiji-.dai and had lunch there.
During lunch time we had an event to sing "Udagi"in Japanese together with guests. Pretty good!!
After that we returned while chattering each other.
At Kiyotaki station we had wrap-up meeting, and took some pictures for all participants.
At the end we visited new Takao 599 museum where displayed all nature of Mt. Takao visually.
I believe all of guests enjoyed hiking in Mt. Takao.
Of course we really had a grand day and international interaction.
All guests, thanks a lot!!