We took the long route up, so it took us about an hour and a half to hike to the summit. There's a paved route to the top that takes about 45 min, but it's not as pretty!
A mini shrine
A wood bridge
I'm working on my selfie skills, lol
This guy is a tengu. Tengu are kind of like spirits who live in the woods. The shrine at the top of Takao has lots of tengu imagery.
This one had a dragonfly perched on the end of his sword.
Views and a successful selfie!
Anyway we had a great time hiking up, then we had a great time at the beer garden! It's a great beer garden, it's two hours all you can eat and drink, and you don't feel too guilty about it because you just hiked up a mountain to get there, haha. I'm glad we got a chance to go again before it closed!