It's cherry blossom season. The trees are covered with pink blossoms for ten days or so. They don't stay on the trees long, but are enjoyed tremendously while in bloom.
This is a good hiking area, so we passed young mothers with toddlers, couples with backpacks, and even came across a few American guys grilling.
Since there's plenty of rock here, there are rock climbers. The average age of the climbers surprised me. They aren't teenagers and as many women as men were climbers and spotters, or whatever the correct term is for the guy handling the ropes.
It's no accident that the rocks are flat vertically. They've been cut and the blocks used in foundations for houses.
We made it to the top. You can see Mt. Fuji from here, IF the skies are clear, which they weren't this day.