The season of autumn leaves in Mt. Takao is from about the middle of November to beginning of December. We got a request of a tour on Nov. 18th. We were four of us, the guest of a merry couple from Canada and two of us as guides.
They are avid hikers and wanted to walk all the way up and down, so we took Biwa waterfall trail to Kasumidai and to Yakuoin temple by Trail 1, then to the top of the mountain, went down by the Inariyama trail. Even Mt. Fuji welcomed us with snow cap at the summit.
The mountain was full of red and yellow leaves and the blue sky made them more beautiful and impressive. All four of us were full of smiles under the beauty of the nature. (Nori)