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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) ...
... locals alike.
With a dismal weather forecast, we set off the next morning for what we anticipated to be a very wet, cold and windy climb up Mount Fuji. We were prepared to see nothing from the top as the cloud was low and thick. Nevertheless, we had both wanted to climb Mount Fuji and this was our only chance as the the end of August sees the end of the climbing season, so off we went. We had our first hiccup with Japanese public transport due to a combination ...
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.
Wasted no time going from the base of Fuji to our first onsen (hot spring baths). The minerals in the water are supposed to do good things for the skin. It felt amazing to rest our muscles and get clean after the trek. Checked into Hakone Suimeiso ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse. This is where you are served a kaiseki meal in your room ...
... I was listening to the piano version of the songs while I was studying for my last exams.
Monday, 24. August
The morning was very lazy for me. I woke up early because there were no blinds and the sun here in Japan rises very early, around 05:00. Around 09:00 I got up and went to the private onsen. There you have to wash yourself first at the shower next to the onsen, because you have to be completely clean to enter the hot water. But the ...