Walking up the road to the trail head. I love Japanese front yards like this one.
I think I heard that having hornet's nests like this is good luck--these two were HUGE.
The view from atop Mount Kagenobu. The Shed (the starting point of today's hike) is located just past that elevated overpass in the bottom-right. Greater Tokyo is spread out beyond.
In the other direction, you can see the reservoir and mountains.
Where I grabbed a drink on the way up and back. I assumed by the hanging cup that it was safe to drink.
Children artwork posted at the trail head.
What the hundreds of daily tourists that pass by The Shed come to do. Photograph blossoms. They can't get enough of them. And I can't get enough of the people not getting enough of the blossoms.