Last Saturday, I went “mountain-climbing” in Hachioji, Tokyo. It is only an hour away from Shinjuku.
The mountain is called Mt. Takao (Takaosan in Japanese) and although it is in Tokyo, it is rich in green; therefore, it is popular as a leisure place.
I have lived in Tokyo for years but never had climbed the mountain.
It was ideal weather for an outing.
There are several routes to go to the top of the mountain.
Since this was my first climbing the mountain, I took the cable car to the mid point.
From here to the top, it takes about an hour by walking.
Huge trees seemed to be really old are everywhere.
Unexpectedly I found this octopus!
I have no idea what this statue is for.
Because I took the cable car to the middle, it wasn’t so hard to get to the top.
But… going down was hard, actually, it was horrible.
I didn’t take the cable car. I went down on my foot.
After all, I was surprised that there are many greens in the place only an hour away from the central Tokyo.
It doesn’t cost to travel and good for exercise!
By the way, I haven’t searched the history of Mt. Takao and the relation to tengu, so I can’t explain now, but I will one of there days.
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