"Planet Of The Macaques"
Once you reach the top (even before you get there), you run across wild Japanese macaque monkeys. Signs along the way warn you not to feed them until you reach the top (where there is a safe place to do so), touch them, or stare into their eyes (or, I'm guessing, "Shock the Monkey", as Peter Gabriel sang).
Once at the top, you are met with an ice cold cloth to help you cool down from the heat and humidity you faced during the climb, as well as a special air conditioned room to cool down in.
Tomorrow we say goodbye to Japan, and fly off to Shanghai, China. I think I speak for the whole family when I say we all breathe a great sigh of relief that we are leaving Japan safe, as Godzilla has not shown himself (phew!!).
p.s. for those keeping score at home, we have now traveled approximately 5,696 miles since we left (9,166 kms).