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... Nakatsugawa, including a ride on the world-famous Shinkansen (Bullet Train) to Nagoya. At Nakatsugawa, you board a local bus for the short journey to Magome. There is a walk of around 3.5 hours over Magome Pass to Tsumago, one of the best-preserved and most evocative of the Nakasendo post-towns. Overnight at a family-run minshuku in Tsumago, with a delicious home-cooked Japanese dinner and breakfast included. After dinner, enjoy a stroll ...
... challenge for most.
Me and 5 of my colleagues, all from different departments, decided to do the classic and most popular version of the climb: follow the 'Yoshida' trail, take a short sleep in a mountain hut at 3100 meters altitude and continue our hike at night to reach the summit in time for sunrise. Half of us were experienced hikers, one was not but was well prepared and the other two... looked more or less as if they were about to go to office. Hmm... ...
... in the torrential rains and were trying to find a museum to park us in for a few hours. Andre and I finally couldn't take anymore, decided to cut our losses and head back to Tokyo. We asked for our tickets for the bullet train but were refused. We were told that we would have to make our back on our own. We caught a taxi to the nearest train station and were able to figure out how to take 3 commuter trains (over 100 km distance) to get back to Tokyo.
It was ...
... town. This is a hilly area with an indented coastline, the tiny villages are way below, usually located at one of the many inlets. Scuba diving is a popular tourist attraction in this part of the Izu Peninsula. When we want to visit one of the tiny villages we have to take a narrow, winding and steep road down to sea level. In the fishing village itself the roads are very narrow too, usually only one lane and you have to be lucky not to have a car come from the opposite ...
A good trip and at least we got to see Mt Fuji. Must look great in winter when it is covered with snow. There is still some snow on it now, but it is almost summer. Have to admit, we enjoyed just watching the clouds/mist drift all over it, changing the view and occasionally blocking the elusive Mt Fuji from view entitely.
Back to Tokyo tomorrow and we fly out on Wednesday, back in Canberra on Thursday, all being well.
One last post tomorrow.