It was a sunny day and a little bit hot.
At around 9:30, there were totally 15 persons from JICA arrived Takaosanguchi station, We divided them into 3 groups. A group, B group and C group.Ad I was one of the tour guides for B group.There were 6 guests in B group and all were women.They are from different countries, which are Vietnam,Mongolia, Sri Lanka．( and Bhutan.)We set out at around 9:50 which was a little bit late than usual.On the way to the cable car station, the lady who comes from Mongolia bought a hat in a hat shop because it was quite hot and she didn’t have a hat.When we ride on the cable car, we gave a small guide to our guests that the cable car will bring us to the middle of mountain via the steepest slope of Japan.All of them were surprised and excited about it.After we got off the cable care, we arrived at the observatory area.Unfortunately, Tokyo sky tree tower wasn’t visible due to a lot of cloud.We continued our guides regarding regular spots from Octopus-cedar tree to Sengenjinjya Shrine. Since most of our guests are from Southeast Asia and they have religion of Buddhism, they showed big interests on our guides of temples. Because Mt.Takao contains both Buddhism and Japanese specific religion what is called Shinto in Japanese. When we got to the main hall of Yakuou-in temple, the lady who is from Mongolia brought a incense stick and burn it in the burner.It was our first time to see guest payed money for it. Though it just costs 100 yen, we thought that she is a rich people. We arrived at the summit at around 12:30. Unfortunately, Mt. Fuji wasn’t visible because of cloudy weather.Then we had a lunch at the top of Mt.Takao, after that we left at 13:00.We took the trail No.4 to get down the mountain.There is a bridge called Miyama bridge, which is a suspension bridge in trail No.4 Our guests were excited and took some photos when they walked cross the bridge.The most exciting moment for our guests was the chair lift, because it was first time for them to take the chair lift, and some of them were scared of it at the beginning, after we explained that it was a quite safe attraction, finally they told that they would like to try. When we reached to the KIYOTAKI station, all of them said that it was very exciting and they could see very fantastic view from chair lift. Lastly, they told that they were satisfied with the tour and we said goodbye to them at 2:30 PM.
WRITTEN BY LIN