Today’s guest was a woman from New York, USA. After we exchanged greeting each other, we left TAKAOSAN GUCHI station at 9:20 a.m. Today’s weather was fine but visitors were few.
I guided her at the SWEEPER BOY STONE STATUE for my first explanation.
Next point was GIANT FLYING SQUEAL BRONZE STATUES After that, we took the cable car to get TAKAOSAN station which is the halfway up the MT. TAKAO. Getting off the cable car, we took her to the both CASUMIDAI and 11-CHOME viewpoints. Unfortunately, we could not see TOKYO SKY TREE TOWER and SAGAMI BAY. Because it was hazy over there.
KASUMI DAI VIEW POINT
From the JAPANESE MONKEY GARDEN to the GONGENDO which is the SHINTO SHRINE, I explained about 20 highlighted point of interests.
AT the board of TRAVELLING butterfly (Chestnut TIGER). Our guest suggested that KIJYORAN is not PARASITE, but it is SYMBIOTIC. It was new for us.
At the folk way, the point next to the ORIGIN OF MT. TAKAO, she made a good
choice for elderly persons. Namely, WOMEN’S SLOPE
Right after we passed by GONGEN-TEA HOUSE, we arrived at the monument of Michelin Green Guide Japon , ranked as Three Stars in 2007.
When we arrived at the ground, we heard the sound of SHELPHONE that was the notice of Monks line who were going into the inside of YAKUOU-IN.
After we saw off them, we went the guest house to have lunch. SHOUJIN RYOURI, Vegetarian food in English was reserved in advance by her.
She told us that her partner recommended to have this SHUJIN RYOURI. We talked about many things. At the end. she put three questions to us.
1.Do priests have the same cuisine of lunch while they are religious training?
2.How many chefs joined usually to cook this kind of cuisine?
3.Is there any order to eat this cuisine?
Right after we left this restaurant, we took her to the YAKUO-IN TEMPLE. I explained what visitors performed at the big incense burner in addition to the history of the temple.
On the way to GONGEN-DO Shrine, I stopped over at the SEAT OF LIONS Stone statues, which is said to be expressing “BIGINING AND ENDING of EVERYTHING”.
After we enjoyed the beautiful scenery of Mt. FUJI and took photo at the summit.
the chair lift with her.
We said ”Good By” at the entrance of TAKAO ONSEN at around 14:30 .
Written by NABE.