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... also marked with red and pink ribbons so it's nearly impossible to get lost. But the snow is very weak at some point and so i fell through quite a lot, with a brown muddy shoe as a result. I also fell flat on my face a couple of times because the snow makes the walkway very slippery. I also tripped over branches a couple of times, resulting in a few bruises.
The hike became a bit easier as i walked around laze Ozenuma, although the snow was still very frustrating ...
Inbetween the busy days in Tokyo i had planned 2 days of hiking in a national park. In my preparation i checked a couple but they were either too far away or the hike would just take too long. Until i found a Oze national park, just 3,5 hours from Tokyo and relatively easy to do in two days. The first day you'll walk mainly through marshlands and the second day takes you around the lake in the park.
I took the subway to Ueno station ...
... area. Much time spent with the monkeys, they are very comfortable with tourists. One alpha male who tends to get angry if you upset him by getting too close. Beautiful spring melt snow all around and the walk back is beautiful. Back near hotel many black suited guys with earpieces and police everywhere.
Back to the hotel to be shown Japanese room ......we did not book this so anxious staff hurried us out of the way. We later found out that the Japanese Prince was at hotel from ...
... as they moved around, getting the chance to be very close to them. I really enjoyed watching the baby monkeys as they were really cute. They tend to stay close to their mums and liked to hitch rides around on their backs or fronts. We couldn't believe how human like they were, they have proper hands and fingers just like us. They loved to go for a swim in their little onsen and we even watched one holding his breath and staying under water for ages. We ...
... told me there were no monkeys around and that they were trying to find them and lure them back to the park's hot spring pool. Being monkeys, I guess, they do their own thing and, apparently, there is a lot of food available higher up in the mountains which is where they go at this time of year. However, the park attendant did say that they may be back tomorrow morning.
I'm off to Nagano tomorrow which is only 20 km away to rest my knee.
Enjoy the ...
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