On the first day
of September, the sky over the mountain was covered with clouds and the air was
Contrary to such a
gloomy weather, our guests this time were cheerful 14 people all coming from
As they are very
friendly, we hit it off together immediately.
There were fewer
hikers on that day, so we walked at our pace while taking much time for photos
or talking about Japanese religion or culture.
Some guy started a
quick Japanese lesson for another guy, and then I could hear some simple
Japanese words coming from here and there. They were staying in Tokyo for about
a week and then moving to other parts of Japan to start their studying, so some
Japanese might be helpful.
On the top, the
guests from South Africa introduced their national anthem with one of our
member s at lunch time.
Before leaving the
top, we could see the Mt. Fuji despite of a cloudy sky. I didn’t expect we
could. It might be that Mt, Fuji wanted to say “Hello” to our nice guests.
Preparing for a
tour as a tour leader is a bit hard work, such as checking the weather forecast
all the day, organizing people, making sure of every detail. However, having a
nice time with wonderful guests is really rewarding. I felt refreshed after the
To our guests, thank
you for joining us and I hope you can make a good memory in Japan!