Hiking: Kongosan

April 27th, a while ago now we did some hiking on Mt.Kongo – its another hike lifted from Js Hiking magazine. We bought a Kongosan ticket at the Nankai train office that allowed us two days travel including the train, bus and a discount on the cable car.

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Getting there was a bit of a hassle, a couple of trains and then a bus and cable car, when we got to the last train station the bus wasn’t for 50 minutes so we had to hang around and wait. 

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And it was a little walk from the bus stop too.

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Finally at the cable car point.

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It was still meant to be cherry blossom season in the high altitude, but we only saw a sprinkling by the cable car point. Apparently Js student went the week after and it was beautiful.

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Our ticket, but the cable car wasn’t for another 25mins or so.

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J getting a hot lunch from the vending machine.

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Woah, scarily high cable car.

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Walking!

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Omg. Luckily we didn’t see any.

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We first toured a nature/information centre, and then found this play area.

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Hiking wear.

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The view point.

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It was a nice place to sit down and enjoy the lunch J made, complete with Hanshin Tigers nori.

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This way!

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Shrine entrance.

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Kazuraki Shrine.

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Summit, on old castle grounds.

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Refreshing beer present from J! Right before he tells me his plan to walk back down, despite having return cable car tickets.

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Walking down steps…

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..and more steps. They were those awkward one and half size ones too. Even though I went fast, jogging down most of them it took over an hour to get down all the steps.

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Finally the bus stop, my legs were like jelly.

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Finished.

Nanaki Kongosan ticket information: http://www.nankai.co.jp/odekake/bochibochi/kongosan.html

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