Matsimitsu

Mt. Mitake

A beautiful hike in fog and rain.


Today was another rainy day, time to venture out into the wild, hopefully the trees provide some rain cover.

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Mt. Mitake

After nearly three hours on the train I arrived at the base of the Mitaketozan Cable car.

Mt. Mitke is a bit away from the city and on this foggy and rainy day there weren't a lot of people around.

The cable car is the best way up the mountain.

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The cable car takes us up the mountain, where I encounter a temple (what else ;)).

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The details in the stairs are really cool.

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There weren't a lot of other people around, combined with the fog and rain it made for a very eerie feeling.

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The nature is beautiful, with the fall colors coming in.

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On mt. Mitake there are a number of water falls. Some of them are sacred and used by monks to train under them.

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After half a day I made it back to civilisation. Be sure to check the cable car times, as you'll have to hike down yourself after the final departue.

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It was already getting dark and after the 3 hour train ride back it was a quick dinner and straight to bed.

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