We had 2 Mexican guests, a gentleman and a lady, both young and merry.Weather had drastically changed from yesterday’s heavy rain we tarted the hike in sunny and comfortable condition.
Our guests are eagerly listening to our explanation about Mt, TAKAOand the tour schedule.
【At the look out】
At the lookout point near upper cable car station, we enjoyed in the very clear air, panoramic view around and very far, including Tokyo Sky Tree.
Guests were impressed with rich and beautiful nature of mountain and fully enjoyed walking through it.
By going through this gate, you are supposed to be free from suffering.
【TANABATA-The Star Festival 】
Coming Jul.7 is TANABATA day in Japan. We explained origin about the festival. They are writing their wishes on the paper. We hope their dreams come true.
They bought many lucky charms as souvenirs for their family and friends in Mexico.
【Wooden plates of donors】
【Lunch time at a hut】
We had lunch at a hut restaurant near summit. Gest enjoyed Japanese food KONNYAKU. (KONNYAKU is jelly food made from the starch of devil’s tongue. Here, they serve it boiled and with flavored Miso-soy bean paste)
Beautiful and popular all season. They are very happy and having fun.
【Char-lift going down】
【In front of cable car station】
Recording the happy ending of the tour but tour did not end here.
Please see the next phot.
【 Komagino Japanese Garden】
After the regular tour at Mt.Takao, guests were young enough to do an optional tour to the Komagino Japanese Garden, 15 minutes walk away, where they enjoyed traditional Japanese garden as well as BONSAI exhibition. The photograph shows they are listening to the sound of SUIKINKUTSU(water harp cave).