It was a little too early for Momijigari (Maple Viewing) but we were able to observe some autumn leaves during our tour and there was no doubt that it was a perfect autumn day for our tour.
|Staffs of Momiji Matsuri|
There were 7 guests from JICA (3 from Egypt, 2 from Iran, 1 from Vietnam, and 1 from China) and 11 TENGU members joining the tour.
November is the month of "Momiji Matsuri" (Maple Festival) . Every weekend of November, you can enjoy various live performances such as "Taisho Koto" (Japanese harp) and Japanese traditional drums at the stage by Kiyotaki Station. In addition to it, there are two booths set up near Takaosan Station. One booth is for "Tokyo Kokeshi" (Japanese traditional wooden dolls) that you can observe amazing skills of Kokeshi master and the other is for "Sake Brewer" that you can buy a cup of Japanese Sake brewed in Hachioji area.
While waiting for the cable car at Kiyotaki Station, staffs of Momiji Festival handed out a bag that have giant flying squirrel illustrations printed along with a soda candy manufactured by Sakumaseika Co., Ltd. One of the staffs told us that Sakumaseika has a candy factory in Hachiouji City. Sakumaseika is famous for a canned candies called "Sakumashiki Drops" (Sakuma style candies) which has been loved by Japanese people since its release in 1913.
Our regular November tour will be held on November 15, 2015. If you are interested in joining us, please e-mail us with your name, number of persons joining the tour, e-mail address and cell phone number.
If you would like to join our tour for other date, please e-mail us with the date you would like to visit Mt. Takao along with the information above. We will check our members' availability and get back to you.
Momiji Festival Information
Momiji Festival schedule for performances and booths. (Japanese only)