This tour supposed to visit one lady from Canada. Besides, the local TV station, MX TV channel 9 asked to accompany with us to make the report of the foreign visitors’ walking under Sakura Cherry Blossoms at Mt. Takao . All of us joined at the exit of Keio Takaosan Guchi Station at around 9:30 a.m The TV crew members were 4 persons in total and brought 2 TV cameras, one long fishing rod microphone and the heavy tripod (8KG). They mentioned to carry them all the way to the top. Before starting we talked the intention of this tour each other including the guest and started to walk and take video all the way We got on the cable car to the mid of the mountain. .
We stopped at a few traditional spots such as Tako-Sugi and Yakuouin Temple . At noon time we reached to the top of the mountain. Mt. Fuji did not appeared because of the clouds today The guest was very active and wished to go to see further Cherry Blossoms in other place, Ittyoh-Daira area where the blossoms were in full bloom and we had the lunch there at 12:30. During the lunch time TV crew asked to the guest some questions about the impression there.
TV cameras crew had taken video all the way running forward or behind us with their heavy staff of the TV cameras.
We took photos everybody including camera crew there and we said Good Bye there.
Then we started to walk down on foot until the Takaosanguchi station through trail No.4 and 1. We reached there at 16:15 PM. It was good walking for all of us.
Written by Miguel