On Dec. 1st, beautiful autumn day, our guests were sisters from Singapore. They were travel lover and actually, they had already spent approx. 20days in Japan and they chose Mt. Takao for final destination of their trip.
We met at Takao san-guchi station at 9:00 o’clock in the morning and we decided to go up without cable car or chair lift. ( They had plan to walk Nakasendo, Japanese historical trail from Tokyo to Nagoya and Kyoto next year and they thought this was good for one of the training for it )
On the trail to way up, we had wide range of conversations regarding not only Mt. Takao also for their travel in Japan, cultural and economic difference between Japan and Singapore etc. Actually, they traveled all over the world almost twice a year, that’s why they had wide range of interests and knowledge. So, we enjoyed conversations very much.
The day of trekking was little bit after the peak of autumn leaves but still good to see and take photo with beautiful red and yellow color of leaves, so lots of people were there and we had no place to have a lunch at the mountaintop. That’s why we went to Oku-Takao, a few minutes extra walk from the top to find the lunch place. Dec. 1st was the nice weather and we could see the Mt. Fuji from the top. Everyone took photo with beautiful shape of Mt. Fuji behind them.
The way back was we walked Inariyama trail, the very natural trail. Our guide, Sumo-san knew well about the plants so we had lots of talking about plants with descending the trail.
We hope this trekking was the good memory of final destination of their Japan visit.
Sumo and Rocky