After a long rainy season, a harsh summer has come. Today, we have 4guests from Myanmar, Pakistan, and Jordan, and have a visitor. We started the tour on time. In spite of a high WBGT, many people were in front of the station.
We took the cable car at 10 a.m. and enjoyed nice scenery. Around the upper Cable car station, mountain lilies and Chestnut Tigers Butterfly welcomed us.
A lot of religious structures are on the way to Yakuo-in Temple and in the temple. Our guests were very interested in them. Therefore our guides could explain with passion・・・for example, about worldly desires, relationship with Shintoism and Buddhism, Izunadaigongen that is the principle image of Yakuo-in temple and so on.
Under strong sunshine, we went up many steps to the top of the mountain. It was like a hard training for mountain monks!
We reached the top at 12:30. Today, Mt. Fuji was covered with clouds. Our member reserved benches for our lunch time. So, we could have lunch smoothly. After that, we made cranes from special Japanese paper.
At 1:15, we went down trail 1⇒Irohanomori-trail⇒trail 4⇒trail1、at last, we took a chair lift. It was the highlight of today’s tour. Because, it was exciting and we could see a nice view. We had to say good-by at the lower Cable car station. We hope today’s tour will be a good memory of our guests.
(written by Kate)