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... get really warm. I walked a couple of kilometers alongside a river and could hear it getting bigger and wilder with each step. The path changed to a paved road and after 4 hours and 15 minutes of hiking i was back in the civilized world. After 30 minutes the local bus came to bring me to Tokura. As i stepped out of the bus the driver started talking to me in Japanese. I could not understand him and since he didn't understand english he stopped trying and took of. I went to ...
... up words if he needed to. He was a bit shy but we had a good time and some good laughs. :-) We said our goodbyes halfway through the park as he had to go back home and i was heading for the hut that would be my home for the night.
It took me about an hour of walking in the rain and some asking around to find the 'Daini chozo' hut. At the reception i was told there were only three other (older female) guests and that i would ...
... with only a few runs which was a bummer but we wanted to have fun anyway. As we got ready, Anthony pointed out we didn't have gloves....so now we were skiing in jeans with no gloves...we did look a bit silly!!!
Luckily for us we were some of the better skiers...so our ability outweighed our fashion sense on the slopes and fingers and legs that were going a bit blue in the cold!! We really hoped we didn't fall over!!
... Buttoning up our coats as high as they could and pulling our hoods over, we followed him to a minibus. The bus was almost full, a few Japanese families and a group of three Italian women. The mood on the bus was one of anticipation, the silence was kept. The bus was warm and cramped and we waited for a few minutes until the man with the card got in the bus and pulled away from the front of the station. The journey, lasting about thirty minutes, passed quickly. The sharp ...
... at Tokura (980m ASL). Usually, the bus cost 900 JPY each way! Thankfully, the cost was included in the price of our tour. The gate of the national park opened at 5 sharp and we reached the pass in 5 minutes. As soon as I got off the bus and picked up a map, I started hiking for the first destination, Yamanohana.
Hatomachi Pass - Yamanohana 3.3km
It was a comfortable downhill walk, but other hikers departed Hatomachi Pass (1591m ASL) at ...
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