It was very sunny day on June 4, 2016. We, TENGU, greeted seven guests, who came from the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkmenistan, Angola, Georgia, and the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
First, we did self-introduction and brief orientation just beside the Takaosanguchi station. And then we, all took the cable car which gains 2/3 height differences to the summit of Mt. Takao.
After taking the cable car, we started walking on Trail No.1 till the summit of Mt. Takao with some guides such as Octopus Root Cedar (蛸杉), Stone Monument on Warning (殺生禁断の碑), Men’s slope(男坂）and Women’s slope（女坂）, Tengu statues(天狗像), and so on. When we reached to the summit, the sky was hazy, but we could get view the top of Mt. Fuji fortunately.
(Gudie about the “Stone Monument on Warning”)
At noon, we had relaxed lunch time including Picture-Story Show around the summit. When going back to the foot, we walked Trail No.4 named “Forest and Animals” which provides more fresh air and green scene for us. Our guests who came from dried area were impressed by aged trees like Redwood and Japanese Beech(ブナ) and the Miyama bridge (suspension bridge).
(from the suspension bridge of Trail No.4)
Finally all of our guests and TENGU members returned at Kiyotaki station safe and happily with experience of the Chair lift around at 2 pm.
June is one of the best seasons for joining tour if we have no rain. Let’s enjoy walking and feel nature of suburban Tokyo. (by Kei)