Hotel Kaminoyu Onsen
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... pass quickly. We were glad we had brought our supplies with us: a 500ml bottle of water cost $5.5 up there! As we reached the upper slopes we were forced to slow down; all of us were noticing the thinner air.
But our pace was good and at about 1:45 we reached the crater rim. From there it was 30 minutes around to the actual summit on the far side of the crater. We were in a cloud sandwich: cloudy skies above, and a valley filled ...
... three hours, meaning that 2.5 of those walked in the rain and strong wind. We arrived at the 5th station around 8:30, totally soaked, tired but our spirit was great
We crashed at the closes restaurant and ordered hot sake to warm up from the inside :) 2 hours later, very merry in our wet clothes we boarded the bus back to Kawaguchi.
What an amazing night, it was really an adventure!!!!!!
... and victoriously returned from the 3,776 m (12,388 ft) top. We plan on making the climb, but logistically need to figure out a 20 hour babysitter first. I thought it'd be great to at least see the mountain and bring Will along too. Despite paying our respects at the Komitake shrine and asking for a wonderful day, things weren't going so great. The fog wasn't letting up, so there were no views to behold. I knew Will would want to walk at least part of the way which ...
... Just meant we were waiting in the freezing cold, huddled together for 3 hours before the sun came up. When it did, we were relieved a) because we saw a beautiful sunrise and b) because it meant we could start moving again and get feeling back to our hands and feet. Descended down the other side of the mountain, the Gotemba trail, which included a long run of volcanic ash. The ground was so loose it was literally possible to run down one third of the mountain as your feet sank into the ...
... s call it 'efficient' layout of the hut. One floor was divided in three layers, each which was filled with mattresses and sleeping bags which provided space for a total of about 200 persons. Worst of all, there were twice as many sleeping bags as there were mattresses, so we were all shoulder-to-shoulder packed next to each other. After a quick bite of the most basic of Japanese cuisine (curry rice) we tucked in to make the most of our short night.
In between ...