We had 12 guests today, who were divided into 2 groups, namely a group going up by the cable car and one climbing up on foot. This blog covers the cable car group, consisting of 5 guests, 2 TENGU guides and a tour observer, who is interested in joining TENGU.
All the 5 guests are young and happy ladies and gentlemen from Iceland (an Austrian by nationality), Germany, India, Hong Kong and U.S.A.
The weather was perfect and we started the tour in high spirits!
It happened to be a Spring Festival Day of Yakuoin-Temple, one of the destinations of our tour.
Praying for sound and healthy growth of their children, parents were taking them to the temple, who are dressed in a special dress for the day.
Many ceremonies and events were held at the mountain and the temple. Performance of traditional Japanese drums and Lion Dance attracted many visitors.
Unfortunately, we could not see Mt.Fuji due to cloud.
We took photos at the summit to prove our great achievement.
After lunch, we took No.4 Trail, crossing the famous suspension bridge and climbed down via No.1 Trail to the cable car station at the foot of the mountain, where we happened to meet the other group.
We took photos of both groups together and ended the tour there in a happy and festive mood.