Watch out for Tengu!
Tengu are one of the best known types of goblins in Japan, recognizable by their fearsome expression and protuberant noses. They are said to have supernatural powers, possessing both aspects of good and evil. Mt. Takao, less than one hour by train from central Tokyo, offers a superb view that was awarded 3 stars in the Michelin Green Guidebook. Each weekend young and old, families and others visit the area, with visitors totalling about 2.6 million per year. According to old legends, Tengu used to inhabit remote parts of the mountain. Perhaps they still do. But this “Watch out for Tengu!” warning sign seems to have been posted as a joke.