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Today we begin our self-guided hike.
Nakasendo Day 1 - Train to Magome and walk to TsumagoWalking distance : 8.3km
Elevation gain : 326m of ascent and 430m of descent
Time required : About 3 hoursSend your main luggage ahead from your accommodation before the Nakasendo Trail to the ryokan in Kiso-Fukushima where you will stay tomorrow night. You can manage with your overnight essentials in your daypack for your stay in ...
... and completed in 2007. At the end was an interesting little exhibition outlining how the Sekisho worked. Leading up to the Sekisho is a parade of magnificent Cedar trees, aged over four hundred years old. Before heading back to the warm and dry of our Inn, we visited an old Shinto Shrine with a floating red torii (gate) in Lake Ashi.
Well, we're now back in Tokyo and I think we may weaken and have some "western" food! It's still overcast and probably a day for a bit of ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
Wasted no time going from the base of Fuji to our first onsen (hot spring baths). The minerals in the water are supposed to do good things for the skin. It felt amazing to rest our muscles and get clean after the trek. Checked into Hakone Suimeiso ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse. This is where you are served a kaiseki meal in your room ...
... a yukata, which is basically a casual summer kimono made of cotton. One of these days I have to try it on!
After a short rest in the room we heard music from the outside. It looked like there was a festival just across the street! I was very excited to go there to actually see a different point of the japanese culture. We followed the music (again) that lead us to a round piazza that was decorated with many lanterns. There were many food stalls and a stage ...