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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 ...
... got to work that night :)
Unfortunately I was not able to make an pictures climbing up, it was just to dark. But it looked incredible, to see the clouds beneath you with the moon reflecting on it.The mountain just a shadow on each side of you, reminding you how steep it actually is.
There are a few platform's on the way to the top, to rest. However none of them have shelters, meaning you are the whole night exposed to ...
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.
... fairly dense fog. We hoped it would burn off so we can see the summit as well as the lakes around the base. Since Will was with us and he can't monitor himself for altitude sickness, we were on an MWR Fuji Family Hike Tour hiking a loop from the Fifth to the Sixth Station. I knew Mike was disappointed as he was supposed to trek to the summit last month, but his trip got cancelled due to heavy rain and road closures. He jealously watched the "real" hikers as they ...
... about Mt Fuji, both in The Netherlands as here in Japan, said their trip was not worthwhile. Too crowded, not a real climb ('even children and elderly can do it'), no view because of the clouds... There is some truth in all of that, but in my case I seemed to have picked the perfect time.
Some basic facts: Mt Fuji is climbed every year by over 300.000 people, which is quite astonishing since the snow-free climbing season is limited to 2 just months. And ...