We had a wonderful hike with TENGU! The friendly group of volunteers made sure we had a great experience on Takao san, from start to finish. We were lucky enough to be in Tokyo during the monthly guided hike, which was a good break from the hustle and bustle of busy Tokyo.
At the beginning of the hike, we were treated to historical facts and explanations of our surroundings. Hiking under a cascade of delicate green maple leaves was like a dream come true. We played a game of scavenger hunt BINGO, which was a fun way to learn about some of the flora, fauna and sculptural features of Takao san. When we made it to the peak, we enjoyed our lunch in a shady spot, had story time and sang a song honoring Usagi(hare) in the autumn moon.
We chose route #6 on the way down, which followed a stream. Our family's hiking experience varies from expert to novice, but we were all able to make it down safely. And now, we have incomparable happy memories of Takao san; thanks to TENGU! Thank you so much for guiding us. We would not have had as much fun without you. You are the best!
To all our Takao san hiking friends "Konnichiwa".
Margaret C. & family