We met a young Singaporean lady guest, Violet, early in the morning, and started climbing up via Inariyama Trail that was quiet and rich in nature.
|at the view point of Inariyama Trail|
We arrived at Momijidai, literally means “hill of crimson foliage”, which is well known for the beauty of coloured leaves of maple trees around as well as for the scenic view therefrom. The weather was fine and we enjoyed the beautiful Mt. Fuji over a range of mountains.
|Mt. Fuji covered with snow|
Then we went the summit to find that the leaves in various colours were very beautiful also there, so our guest was busy taking photos and picking up a few well-shaped leaves for a souvenir.
near the summit
at the summit
We took the No. 4 Trail, enjoying the beauty of the autumnal colours of trees and crossing the famous suspension bridge. Our guest, fascinated by the coloured leaves illuminated by the sun, pushed the shutter many times in spite of herself.
on the No. 4 Trail
Then via No.1 Trail, we were headed for Yakuoin Temple, where our guest showed interest in Japanese culture and tradition, like washing hands at Temizuya, a story of Tengu and the God of marriage etc.
praying to the God of marriage after tying a little bell
After lunch, we took the chair lift to go down that was like an aerial walking, giving you a spectacular view of mountains and cities all around.
Near the terminal station of the chairlift, Mt.Takao had saved for us the one of the best spots of coloured leaves of maple trees, with which we ended the tour with full satisfaction.
Colored leaves all around near the terminal station of the chair lift
Thank you, Vilet, for joining us today and we very much hope that we will see you again.
Nori and Nobby