|Mt Fuji in the distance|
|Cleansing bath along the route|
We picked a great time to visit Mt Takao. The weather was perfect and the leaves had started to change into the beautiful autumn colors. It really made me miss the Midwest and all the seasons it has to offer. Apparently the rest of Japan also felt the same way, seeing how the mountain was extremely crowded. I was very impressed to see all the older people and kids out hiking as well.
Although it was crowded, we were able to observe Japan's fashion sense a little more which is at both ends of the spectrum. It was almost like some people were lost somewhere in the 80s with their bright neon colors and loud patterns. It was actually somewhat amusing. A lot of people also had on t-shirts with random English slogans written on them. It made me wonder if they really know what the t-shirt says or they just wear it because they think it looks cool. I guess that's just a result of all the American influence on the Japanese culture!