[Virtual Tour] Mt. Takao Tengu Legend & Tama Highlights Tour Led by Local Expert with National Guiding License (1st Session， From 10:00 JST)
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Tokyo Walking Tour
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1. On this virtual tour, visit Mt. Takao and the Tama district where traditions backed by the folklore of tengu--supernatural beings known to have avian characteristics and a red face with a long nose--live in the modern world. Enjoy the sight of traditional Japanese culture--temples and shrines, textiles, maiko (apprentice geisha), and more--as they exist in combination with the modern age.
2. Participating is easy! Download Zoom on your device (smartphone, PC, etc.) in advance, and once it is time to start, click on the designated URL, and enjoy the tour online.
3. This virtual tour is led by a National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter in real time. In order to make it so that participating customers feel as if they are strolling around, you will be shown pre-recorded tour footage while a knowledgeable National Government Licensed English Guide Interpreter with a hospitable heart provides explanations for sightseeing spots and Japanese culture. If you have any questions or comments, feel free to mention them to the guide right then and there!
10:00- Icebreaker The guide will give a self-introduction and engage in exchange with customers.
Following that there will be a general explanation on Japan, as well as an explanation of the legend of tengu, the regional guardian deities in esoteric Buddhism.
Mt. Takao Cable Car In the video, the tour will go up Mt. Takao with its beautiful autumn leaves in an ambient cable car.
At this point there will be an explanation on the history of Mt. Takao itself.
Mt. Takao Yakuo-in Temple The tour will travel around the grounds while giving an explanation of the religious views of Japan.
A tengu just might make an unexpected appearance.
There will be an explanation on the artistic Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, which serves as meals for ascetic monks.
Descend Mountain (Mt. Takao Chairlift) The tour will show the view of the beautiful autumn leaf scenery and a sweeping view of the Tama district from the chairlift.
There will then be an explanation of the next destination of the textile museum and the geisha experience.
Textile Museum & Shop Watch a textile craftsman as they work and are interviewed to see how textiles are made and sold.
Geisha Experience Watch the geisha performance and virtually experience maiko culture that exists in the modern era.
Enjoy the harmony of traditional music and dance iconic to Japan.
-11:00 Q&A Session Customers will interact with Japanese culture and more via questions about the tour.