Family Hike in Tokyo at Mt Takao | Life in Japan Episode 43

Family Hike in Tokyo at Mt Takao | Life in Japan Episode 43


What are we going to do, guys?
We going hiking! Hiking! We’re going to climb a mountain, huh? It’s nine degrees (C) there today It’s the high.
At the top? I don’t know about the top. I actually think Mount Takao is one of these smaller ones in front. We’re at Mount Takao. We made it to the bottom, next we have to go find the lift. Go Super Mario team! Here we go. Up the main street. So Mommy — our first hiking trip with the kids, what do you think? I’ve already been told by one kid that he’s too tired to walk. Already?
Oh yeah. Cool, huh? Here’s our cable car. You ready? Let’s go? You want to go up in the front? I want to go in the front! Here, we’ll go right in here. I’m just going to stand. Hey look guys. The other car is going to go right by — are you watching? Whoa! (In Japanese) Have a good trip! Yea – we made it. Here we go. They’re tired from the cable car. OK, let’s sit. Look! Can you see everything over there? I see some houses. Did you see SkyTree?
Where? Look! Where is it?
Oh! Way over there! Look way out there and you can see SkyTree. OK, let’s start climbing guys? And we’re off. Here we go. We don’t have any paths? Yea, it will just be dirt here pretty soon. It will be like a real trail, OK?
What?! Scary! Can we fall off? If you’re not careful!
What?! You’re going to be careful though, right?
I think so. Say “I’m going to be careful.”
I’m going to be careful. Alright, no problem then. I want a [pocket map]
Here’s your pocket map. (Laughs) For a very big pocket. This is a huge tree, huh guys? And it’s a beautiful tree. It is a pretty tree, isn’t it? Ok, right now we’re right here, at the gate. And we can do [trail] 4 and go up, or we can do [trail] 1 and go up. I think… 4.
4? Ok, hold daddy’s hand. Ready? Look! Look over there! Oh my! That’s the big tunnel we came out of on the way here. That’s cool, huh? No graffiti on this tree, please. I don’t love this. I don’t love this. Hiking is not even cool. It’s not even cool?! It’s cool, but it’s scary on this part! It’s so cool — it’s like Zelda but in real life, right? Because he climbs, he hikes everywhere, he climbs up the mountain, right? He gets really cold on the snowy mountains. That’s right — so that’s like the same thing, we’re just doing it in real life now. Hey Big J, there’s a really cool bridge over here. It moves even. Let’s go – wow! That’s so cool — do you feel it? Ah! Too scary!
Can we get off? This is really cool actually.
It is really cool! See that’s not so bad, is it guys? It’s not even bad. It’s really fun. Whoa look! Up on the roots! So cool Dude. Awesome! You want to go up there? Ok Yes! Here’s our stairway. (humming and singing) Show me what you found. A hiking stick.
I want to use it! Well she’s using it now, let’s go! I find one!
No, that’s stuck to a tree. What’s it say Sarah? Can you read it? How far from the top are we? We’re here. We’ve done just this.
Only that?! We have to do all that stuff. We got it. Hiking up Mount Takao today. It’s a gorgeous day. It’s so gorgeous.
So gorgeous, a little bit chilly… and tired…
And tiring, but all the stairs help you get real warm real fast. We’re almost to the top. When we just got on the path, I tripped on one of these and was like “whoa!” I hate heights so bad. This is not my cup of tea. You’re doing good! More stairs! How many stairs do you guys think we’ve done so far? Five.
Five? No, 20.
(In Japanese) Hello! Konichiwa! I think 4. Look guys! Mommy was the first to see the building at the top! Yeah! We’re almost there! It’s the last stairway, we got this Sarah. Let’s do this thing! Here we go! What do you see Sarah? More… the end! It’s the end! Here’s the end! We made it!
Ahhh! Uh! There’s the top right over there! Here’s the girls. Good job guys! Look — we’re almost to the very top. Whoa! I see Mount Fuji!
Where’s Fuji Yama? There’s Mount Fuji dude, do you see it? Yeah.
Yeah, we did good. Good job. We made it to the very top of Mount Takao. After getting a picture at the summit and grabbing a bite to eat, it was time to head back down the mountain. For the descent, we choose the wide and friendly trail 1, which was a good thing with tired kids. While it was packed with people, everything moved very smoothly. We couldn’t have asked for better weather, especially for February.
Hi boys!
Well, hello! Are we stopping for a little break? Yeah?
I found this place. You found it? (inaudible dialogue) We had a great day hiking Mount Takao. We picked it because of its proximity to Tokyo and it’s accessibility it’s one of the easiest mountains to climb with little kids, especially when the cable car does half of the climb for you. Trail 4 ended up being quite a challenge with little kids, which at times was so narrow we held on to the kids hands for dear life! Sarah and Ruth certainly didn’t care for that aspect, but we still had such a great adventure. Now the kids ask “Are we becoming a hiking family?” Japan is certainly a great place for that! In the future we plan on exploring more and more of our beautiful country. What did you think, Becster Booster? It was so fun. I was like the tree queen. The Tree Queen? You sure were. You led the way a lot of it. Go Super Mario Team! Like us! Life in Japan! Subscribe! We’ll see you next time in Life in Japan!

Antonio Breitenberg

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32 thoughts on “Family Hike in Tokyo at Mt Takao | Life in Japan Episode 43

  1. 秀樹小林 says:

    高尾山は植物マニアの間では大変貴重な場所で、登山道の右と左で全く違う種類の木がはえている場所が有るんですよ😃ご参考までに……😄👍いつも楽しく見させていただいてます💞

  2. あんみんと says:

    次は筑波山ですね

  3. Eydis says:

    Looks like a lot of fun! The forest looks beautiful!

  4. 幸せな鹿.Couga. says:

    楽しそうに見えるのは、きっとLife in Japan の皆さんが心から楽しんでいるからだと思います!
    僕もいつか、こんな旅をしてみたいです♬.*゚

  5. T. N. says:

    日本の神々が、この家族に沢山の幸運を与えますように。

  6. Junji Suzuki says:

    Mt. Takao? I was born and raised around the area. For locals, it's just a mountain! But I hope you had a good time there. P lease visit in the Autum, things will be felt diffently. Spring is ahead of us. I am a native of Tokyo and know good places to visit for your family. You could give me a shout any time you want. There are hidden gems of Tokyo near you.

  7. 貞男島田 says:

    日本国には、何処にいくにしても2,3時間で大概、行楽地(海でも山でも)へ行けますね。それが日本国の良い所かも知れませんね。アメリカ合衆国は広大ですからね、例えば、カリフォルニア州だけでも日本国が4つ入る面積が有ると聞いたことがあります。私も数十年前にアメリカ合衆国の東海岸地区と西海岸地区を訪問したことが有ります。やはりアメリカ合衆国は広大だとつくづく感じましたよ。こんな日本国ですが、どうか日本国中を旅して下さいね。お子様達が将来、アメリカ合衆国へ帰国された時には、日本の文化、おもてなし、古い歴史等を紹介してください。現在、お子様達が日本国の学校で教育されておられますが、日本の教育は暗記型、アメリカ合衆国の教育は自分で思考及び討論型、両国には、一長一短が有りますが、物事を比較対照して教育するのは大変に良い事だと考えます。お子様達が先般、漢字ドリルを勉強しておられたのを見てとても素晴らしいと思いました。次回の動画は、お子様達の日本語を是非、聞きたいと思います。期待してます。

  8. Hiroyuki K says:

    you guys are lucky.

    saw so beautiful Mt Fuji 🙂

  9. DF oige says:

    素晴らしい!行きに4号路を選んだアドベンチャーファミリー。子供たちは不満を口にしながら登るも、最後は満足に満ちた笑顔でしたね。木の女王様、人生は山あり谷ありだってこと高尾山で学べたかな?

  10. 良樹 千葉 says:

    4兄弟みんないい子だね👍
    こうやって成長してくんだね(笑)
    俺がいつか行こうと思ってるトコを次から次へと行ってくれて助かるよ(笑)
    高尾山ってスカイツリーより低いんじゃなかったっけ(笑)

  11. ZeddahnTonybin says:

    スカイツリーが高尾から見えるなんて初めて知りました。快晴でしたね!

  12. Sharoona says:

    Always nice to see your vlog. I am new to Japan and Mt Takao on my list. I hope to do some kind of collaboration with you someday.

  13. ゆたかかさい says:

    It's my pleasure to watch your video Life in Japan.
    May your days in Japan be happy !

  14. Katsumi Maruyama says:

    いつも楽しく見ています。今年は暖冬で雪も少なく、高尾山は家族のハイキングに良いですね。それでも朝は寒いですよね。

    ケーブルカーに乗ったあとは、歩いて山頂まで登ったんですね、ちょうどよい運動にはなったのでしょうが、子供たちは少

    し疲れたのではないでしょうか。

  15. Fukuda Ryo says:

    最高にいいパパだね!

  16. omoideya says:

    子供たちがよく頑張りました。

  17. Rafael Henrique C.Santos says:

    really looked like Zelda

  18. Rafael Henrique C.Santos says:

    " The Mountain Family "

  19. Nao Y says:

    今度はケーブルカーに乗らず最初から歩いて登ってください
    子供たちは絶対に楽しいはずです
    でもケーブルカーで1階楽しんでみてください

  20. Tiyamo says:

    お父さんに登山の感想を聞かれたお子さんの"木の女王になった気分"って返しのセンス凄すぎる!

  21. Kouji Kanou says:

    It's a wonderful hiking, I've also visited there once before but not visited the top. And the view is great !! Well done to your kids !!! 🙂

  22. Masa Kajiwara says:

    I love your family with full of positive vibes.keep it up,guys!

  23. mark w says:

    初めてで4号登山道コースはたいへんだったでしょう
    でもよくがんばりましたね!

  24. M.ジェニファー says:

    ずっと東京で暮らしてる私より、東京をエンジョイしてる(笑)

  25. タカアシ says:

    ( ´∀`)

  26. perfume 18 says:

    ほんとにみんないい子たちで最高。お体に気をつけて。次の動画も楽しみにしています(^^)

  27. 柏像 says:

    Super good weather and scenary! perfection!

  28. yoshi10918 says:

    今度はリフトを使って見てはいかがでしょうか。気持ちいいですよ。

  29. RED BULL says:

    いつも楽しく動画見させていただいています。
    お父様はお仕事どうですか?アメリカで働くより勤務時間も休みも少ないですよね。そんな中でこうやって子供さん達と一緒にどこかお出かけに行くなんて尊敬です。これからも日本での人生大変なこともあるとは思いますが、どうぞ楽しんで下さい。:)

  30. yoshi says:

    家族とはこう有るべき 

    見ていて楽しさが伝わって来ました^o^

  31. クリスティアノ7 says:

    ユウチュウブで一番好き❗️

  32. 中山光浩 says:

    N100マスクが必要

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