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... village streets in the magical quiet of the evening, wearing the yukata gown supplied by your inn.
Nakasendo Day 2 - Tsumago to NojiriLonger Option :
Walking distance : 18.4km
Elevation gain : 723m of ascent and 644m of descent
Time required : About 6 hoursShorter Option :
Walking distance : 3.7km
Elevation gain : 101m of ascent and 117m of descent
Time required : About 1 hoursThe longest day (about 6 hours) ...
After disembarking this morning, we dropped our luggage off at our hotel and headed out to Enoshima Island, an island south of Yokohama. This island is one of Japan’s cat islands. Unfortunately, according to a local, the cats were all hiding in the shade somewhere (we saw a grand total of 4) as the heat index was 105. Seriously. Hot. We did explore the island, which has three shrines to three sister goddesses whose names are far ...
... I spent the next two days wallowing in the above-mentioned pity party.
By Thursday, I knew it was time to snap out of it. A couple weeks ago, I'd booked Will in the CDC and planned an adult only lunch with some friends. It could not have come at a better time. We feasted on shabu shabu, and l learned I was not alone in my feelings or even my tears that week. After a fabulous lunch with great conversation and good people, I was on my way to ...
My trip to the Hakone mountain region started with my first ride with the famous Shinkansen train, I was excited like a little boy :-))). The second part of the trip was with a little mountain train which didn't excite me but all the Japanes tourist :-). The main reason I spend a night up in Hakone was Mount Fuji. But unfortunately, like most of the time, Japan's most famous mountain was covered in clowds. So I did a boat cruise and visited a shrine ...
... of 90% of them: to see the sunrise in the early morning from the top of the mountain. That is at 3776 meter above sea level, so attempting to climb it is serious business. For those who find it difficult to put it into perspective: that's 1500 meter higher than the highest point of this year's Tour the France. It's just 200 meter lower than the Eiger in Switzerland. Technically it is not a difficult climb -provided that the weather is fine- but altitude sickness is ...