I used a bus from Okutama Sta. at 7am, got off Kurato-guchi bus stop. Although it was cloudy, already light out, so I did not use my headlight to start the run.
There were few other climbers in this off-season, however, there were flocks of so many of monkeys right before the top of Mt. Kurato where exist on the way to the destination.
It was so foggy that I could not see any view from the top of Mt. Takanosu, but I saw so many pretty fog shaped ices attached to the sideway of plants.
I realized Ziploc bag was useless to open my bag of nuts, when I have to take my gloves off to open up, and my hands were frozen. I would better to buy one of those tiny nylon bags for munches in outdoor.
I stopped by moegi no yu (780yen). But I realized I have a bad open scar from tripping over in downhill, so I decided to just take shower.
Again, worker lady there saw my western tattoo on my back, but didn't say anything.
|Mist forming ice around leaves,|
at 1400m alt. point
I parked my car at Times parking in front of the city office. I paid 1200 yen when I came back. (parked approx. 6 hours)
|Mist forming ice around branches|
at 1740m alt. point