As the tour day was still in the so called Golden Week and besides it’s on Saturday, we were afraid that we might have to que for the cable car for long time, but it turned out that the crowd was just as usual. The weather was fine and we started the tour smoothly at 10:30 a.m.as scheduled in the crisp spring air. We took Trail No.1, the front approach to Yakuoin Temple.
This is “Otoko-zaka”, meaning men’s slope. It is said that you will be purified by climbing up those 108 steps. They now look purified, don’t they?
This is at Yukien garden, where the guide is now talking about a stupa built in Thail style. Don’t you want to know why it is built in Thai style? Join our tour!
Contributors’ names are written on each cedar tree board. The bigger the amount, the bigger the board. You learn the fact of life.
A guide is working hard at the precincts of Yakuoin
One of colorful Gongendo hall carvings depicting Chinese legend, of which guests are taking photos.
At the summit. Regrettably we couldn’t see Mt.Fuji today.
Going down was via Trail No.4, natural walk with beautiful greens all around.
We call it “love-love tree”, secretly popular among young people.
I agree that World needs Love.
The famous suspension bridge.
Trail No.4 led us back to Trai.No.1 and we took the chair lift going down, enjoying fresh breeze and panoramic view of mountains and suburbs around and in the distance.
We safely arrived at the starting point and we took the last photo of the tour.
We thank all guests for joining us today and hope they enjoyed the tour.
(Written by Nori)