We had 13 guests from all over the world, such as Philippines, Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Zambia, Cambodia, Thailand, Tunisia, Guinea, Malawi, Ghana, Nepal, Serbia.
They are researchers working on various projects and are selected by their governments.
It was really an international tour!
In front of Keio Takaosan-guchi station
Our tour started around 10:30am after a brief greeting and taking a photo together.
First, several spots were guided at the foot, then we took the cable car.
To our surprise, we were able to get on the cable car without waiting.
How lucky we were!
After reached the upper cable car station, we were divided into two groups and headed to the top of the mountain respectively.
At the Octopus cedar tree
At the fork of Men’s slope & Women’s slope
On the Yuki-hill, we had lunch. There we enjoyed seeing lovely colored maple leaves. This is surely one of the best spots for viewing autumn foliage.
At the Heavenly Kings Gate
In the Yakuo-in temple
On the summit of Mt Takao
We reached on the top around 2 pm. Unfortunately, we couldn’t see Mt Fuji.
After taking a short break, we descended. This time we chose trail No 4 which has Miyama suspension bridge. It is always one of highlights for visitors.
On the suspension bridge
On the way back, we took the chair lifts. Though we had to wait 15min to ride, we enjoyed its thrilling ride and wonderful view.
It was almost 4pm when we came back to the foot. At last we took the group photo again and said goodbye to the guests. It seemed that they smiled with a satisfied look. If they had a wonderful time on Mt Takao, it’s our great pleasure.
In front of Kiyotaki station
“Thank you for coming to Mt Takao!”
“Good luck to everyone!”
“Enjoy your stay in Japan!”