Our first guest in 2020 was an English gentleman and the tour was held on 7 January. As it was just after the New Year holiday, there were still decorations for the New Year here and there. We took the trail toward Biw Falls and ascended the steep slope.
The approach to Yakuoin Temple was quiet and there were few people in front of Octopus Cedar Tree.
There was the merry atmosphere of the New Year near Nio-mon and Izuna Gongen-do; our guest seemed to be interested in the various statues like Crow Tengu, Long-nosed Tengu etc.
We took a break for lunch at the uncrowded summit and made a descent through the suspension bridge.
It was cold enough but no rain in spite of the not optimistic weather forecast, so we could have an enjoyable time with our guest. The autumn foliage will welcome you again.