A clear view of snowcapped Mt. Fuji having gray clouds in lower quarter in tow seemed to have topped among various nice sceneries for our guests from Thailand, a female researcher of a PhD in Biochemistry, her mother and her aunt.
The view expanded even more when we moved from the summit of Mt. Takao to Momijidai reachable by further 10 minutes walking.
Of course, autumn foliage was in its best with sunshine and without much trouble thanks to early start before 8:00 in such a busy season.
At the temple, we showed some examples of syncretism of Buddhism and Shintoism, as they already visited Sensoji at Asakusa and Meiji Shrine during this stay, and animated phase of this temple contrasted well with conservative temples in Kyoto they are going to visit.
We never failed to visit a stupa where kept inside are remains of Buddha, given by the King of Thailand in 1930.
Nancy and I also enjoyed the hiking on such a fine day similarly to our guests who were to drive to Lake Kawaguchi located at a foot of Mt. Fuji in the afternoon.
So, I’m sure the scenery of Mt. Fuji in the morning must have been a good appetizer.(By Sumo)