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Kiyosato-Fujimi plateau (Yatsugatake) trip in the storm : 2 清里~富士見高原(八ヶ岳) 台風21号 (2)

Before moving to Fujimi plateau, we climed up to Iimori yama This was meant to be quick and easy hike. Iimori yama Then we drove to the hut we rent out for next two day, which have fences around yard for dog. You have to be careful for the rural area rule. We arrieved this local town, to the station area around 2pm, expectng to have some lunch. But all of these shops are closed. Since they operate 11-1pm, and 17pm-20pm. in the old style everyone live in the same schedule. We ended up with going local chain grocery and picked up some Tako-Yaki. Fujimi resort rental house The hut was quite old, and do not have enough lighting.  But had decent laundry machine and laundry line under awning.  (No detergent, nor laundry clip) Not only the laundry machine.... I mean, they have good table stove and frying pans, but no condiments, tin-foil nor microwave. They got nice bath chair and washing bowl, but no shampoo nor conditioners. Kitchin sink had was

Kiyosato-Fujimi plateau (Yatsugatake) trip in the storm : 1 清里~富士見高原(八ヶ岳) 台風21号

We visited Kiyosato and Fujimi Kogen, planning on climbing up to Nishi-dake in Yatsudgatake. However, the biggest typhoon hit the area. So We had to cancel the climbing part. Though, I think my family enjoyed the stay overall despite the weather. Utsukushi Mori  Hagoromo pond is on the way to the top of  Aka dake , which I would have gone if I were not exhausted with the crazy August. We came back to station area and visited  Doryu fall along side of the railroad.  We stayed a pension  Greyhound  in Kiyosato The dog friendly Inn is a bit old, but french chef serve a good quality french dinner. The big pieces of cake at the last of the dinner is a bit too overkill, but I have American husband to eat the half of my cake! :)   Kiyosato used to be called "Harajuku in plateau" attracting tons of young tourist in 80-90s. However, I see traffics going to Yatsugatake, but scarce people walking around, and shop

山の日の大岳山 Odake short hike

We parked at the Odake camping site (1000 yen for a day) At the beginning of the trail The paths are basically climing up river trail, Osawa. Don't bother the residents here. Near the top of mountain, they have shrine and abandoned hat. After the shrine, the path start to be rocker and steeper, needing your hand to pull up. So visitors definitely need gloves.