Hotel Gotenbakan 21
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Great price, lots of space, perfect view of Mt. Fuji!
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... route that we were on has a different trail for descent and ascent to help relieve congestion. This made the downhill quite pleasant, getting to walk down an easy road covered with just enough loose gravel to feel soft underfoot. That is, except for the few times we had to step over deep erosion channels carved into the rubble from the rain the last few days! It was 5pm back at the trailhead; we’d made the entire trip in exactly 7 hours. ...
We were lucky, there was some rain, it was windy but not so bad that it would have been uncomfortable to climb. As long as we were climbing things, we kept warm. Resting becomes unpleasant as you are getting cold so quickly.
Towards to top it got a bit congested, there was a constant flow of climbers but noting to annoying. It looked really cool, seeing the line of head-torches bumping up and down, traveling they're way ...
... 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 ...