It was a fine day and warm like an early of May.
We met with a young business woman came from Singapore.at the exit of Keio Takaosan Guchi Station at around 9:30 a.m.
After we exchanged greetings each other and made confirmations necessary to climb Mt .Takao, we stated the tour.
My colleague began her guide with FUDO-IN temple including a few spots around there. Cherry blossoms were in full broom at the foot of Mt. Takao. The guest from Singapore took many photos.
We took the cable car to ascend and we enjoyed mitsuba ( tri foil )- azalea in full bloom through the window.
After we got off the cable car, we took her at the observatory area.
Unfortunately, we could not see the Tokyo-sky Tree Tower because it was hazy in the air.
We met several groups of high schools’ students as well as elementary schools’ students.
and many foreigners together with their families. I thought they enjoyed spring holidays, though it was not a national holiday.
We continued our guides regarding regular points from Octopus-cedar tree to the Sengen-jinjya Shrine. It was one of spots which the guest was impressed because she climbed Mt. Fuji in the past. I was embarrassed to answer her question that how many branch temples are there in Japan. I asked her please leave an answer for my homework.
We arrived at the summit at around 12:30. Fortunately, we could take an vacant space under Azumaya(an arbor) for our lunch. After that, we enjoyed BINGO game.
The trail 4 was taken to descend. During the walk, we found many violets on the slope.
The guest seemed to be scare to walk the MIYAMA bridge (suspension bridge).
So, I told her a few advices. Namely, “ it is about 40 meters long, it is not so deep,
however, do not look down while you are walking”.
When she arrived at the suspension bridge , she began to walk and could walk through the end. I said’ You made it’. Then, she seemed to be relieved.
We took the chair lift to descend and arrived at KIYOTAKI station at around 2:00 p.m.
WRITTEN BY NABE](M.Watanabe)