Today we have 15 guests from JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency). They come to Japan to take part in JICA training from 12 countries, such as Myanmar, Philippine, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Thailand, Mongolia, Iraq, Montenegro, Uzbekistan, Vietnam, Botswana and Egypt.
It’s a very hot day, so some participant changes his T-shirt 3 times.
(Later I know it’s a record high in temperature at September.)
We got on the cable car that is the steepest in Japan.
Because of high temperature, a train company provide free handy fan
at the station.
Mt.Takao has 599 M in high and has many steps to the peak.
At the top of mountain, some member are short of breath, but we tell them that the nature of Mt.Takao purify your spirit and get rid of your suffering, that is called 108 worldly sins in Buddhism, so you made it !
At the peak of Mt.Takao
At Lunch time
We ask the participants to fill out tourism questionnaire.
Because people to answer this questionnaire, tourist information center provide a small present (Japanese traditional item)
That is Buddhism event to burn cedar tree, that symbolize Buddha’s wisdom to burn away your 108 worldly sins. Here again we are purified !
Although it’s a hot day, all guests seem to enjoy our tour and we also enjoy the tour with them.