Shizuoka Grand Hotel Nakajimaya
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... br> Nakasendo Day 3 - Yabuhara to NaraiWalking distance : 6.2km
Elevation gain : 344m of ascent and 270m of descent
Time required : About 3 hoursThe ryokan will drive you back to Kiso-Fukushima after breakfast. Use the tickets we supply to travel by train from Kiso-Fukushima to Yabuhara, then hike over the Torii pass to Narai (about 3.5 hours). Explore this evocative village before boarding your train for your onward journey to Kyoto ...
We arrived at the top, 3,776 m height, in good time. we enjoyed a really expensive coffee and noddle soup at the one station hut near the crater.
Viewing the sunrise was amazing! Suddenly, it was all bright and and the view across all the nearby mountains was spectacular. You can get really close to the crater which was surprising for me.
After freezing but beautiful hour off watching the sunrise, it was time for the way ...
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.
... 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 ...
... So you slip and slide downwards for two or three minutes, you turn 180 degrees and repeat that for about 70 times. My knees clearly didn't appreciate it and started to give up near turn # 40, but by slowing down and taking some extra breaks I managed to get down. Once on firmer roads I was fine again and the last couple of kilometers back to our pick-up point went by without any problems. We ended in style in a very fancy onsen (hot springs) which looked out on the ...