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... below, but where we were was clear and we had great views of the crater. We could even see a few distant mountains sticking up from the lower layer of clouds to the north. Quite the sensation, being so high with no other mountains around us! On the roof of Japan we took some photos and ate our celebratory chocolate before starting down. It was a fairly quiet day today, but in the peak season in August the trails can get very busy up here; ...
... 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 ...
... 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.
... my quest and he told me: „See you in a few months!“ So I decided to search for it in the next day again.)
Back at the hostel we took it easy and went to the lounge where I tried to enhance my japanese skills by learning some letters from the hiragana and some new words as different animals and colours. If you ever wondered what yellow giraffe means I can tell you now it’s „kiiro no kirin“. In the evening we went outside to see ...