Tomorrow, KAIS teachers, students, and community members will head to the iconic Mt. Takao in west Tokyo for a day of hiking and sightseeing. This is a great time to go, as there are beautiful autumn leaves on display and the Momiji Festival is kicking off. Mt. Takao is home to several shrines and temples, including the historical Yakuōin Temple on the summit. There are plenty of places to get food, drinks, and souvenirs along the way. Hikers will be encouraged to stay together, but we will allow groups to go at their own pace if they want to move faster or slower than the pack, which will include several of the teachers’ small children. Hikers can also choose to walk from the base of the mountain, or take the cable car or chairlift to the middle of the trail. This event is entirely free, but attendees should bring enough money for train fare and food (and the cable car if you plan to ride it). We will meet at Takao San Guchi Station at 10:00 am on Saturday, November 9th. Please be on time, and please note that Takao San Guchi Station is on the Keio Line; Takao Station is one stop away on the JR line. See you on the mountain!