Since the previous day it rained a lot around Mt.Takao, we worried about the weather and walking condition. However fortunately it was one of the nicest days we had. We enjoyed the view of skyscrapers and Tokyo sky tree and Mt. Fuji covered with fresh snow, though our tour ended at Yakuo-in temple.
This day we had two groups, five guests total. Our guests, team B, were one American lady and her friends, a lady and a gentleman from Holland. Amazingly he wrote a book about Japanese style fermentation and makes ‘Natto’ by himself.
First we talked about the sweeper boy and flying squirrel at the foot of mountain and took the cable car to the middle.
We guided through the trail #1 to Yakuo-in temple, talking about Octopus cedar tree, rich nature of mountain, stratum formed 100million years ago, Izuna-Daigonngen, 108 human desperation and Buddhism and Shintoism. Our guests had enough knowledge about Buddhism, so we had many question about it. Some of them were hard to answer to me.
Since our guests booked Buddhist dishes at Yakuo-in for lunch, we visited and explained the main hall of temple and Gongendo before arriving dining place.
Finally we took a photo together and end the tour. The American lady is a journalist and writing many articles in paper. So we are looking forward to read her article of this tour. It will be good support for TENGU.
Guided by Nabe, Shin and written by Tack.