Here in Mt. Takao, the autumn color season is now on. The red leaves of maples and the yellow ones of gingko trees are seen here and there.
Today we had two guests from Hong-Kong, whose family names are same though they did not know each other at all. According to some reasons, we were not able to meet one of them at the starting time of the tour. But near the monkey park, half way up to top, five of us joined together.
Weather was cloudy and many people came to expect to view beautiful autumnal leaves. On the trail-1, at temple and mountaintop are full of people to go around.
At the Yuki-en, where we usually see beautiful autumnal colors was slightly early in the peak of colored leaves.
We arrived at the summit around 1:00PM, then took lunch together. Unfortunately we could not see Mt. Fuji.
For going down, we went Trail-5, then Inariyama Trail after that we took Trail-6. Those are natural mountain path.
One of guests said this was real hiking. We enjoyed walking Trail-6 along the small stream and felt unaffected nature.
We arrived at Kiyotaki cable car station at 3:10PM, then took group photos. We finished today’s hiking tour by thanking each other.
The autumn colors around Mt. Takao are at almost peak at the time of writing this blog and I expect the colors to continue to last for the next couple of weeks. (Comson)