This was the training walk and car ride for our new puppy who still suffers motion sickness in the car. Due to the damage from the typhoon in September 2019, the path was filled with fallen trees. We could managed to reach Kumano shrine, but we would recommend all visitors to wear hiking shoes. The puppy enjoyed the path, though.
Summary: Hi, people. Please keep a leash on your dog. That's the way in Japan now.
My long time running pal, Tomoe the Kishu dog has been depressed for a while, and has been stressed out, because of the introduction of this puppy to our household.
To make her feel better, I decided to have a short hiking trip of only 3 hours solely for her. Not with the Kishu & Kai mix boy puppy above, since he is too young, and vaccination to prepare for mountain hike has not completed yet.
We arrived Yabitsu peak parking lot at 7:00 AM. I could not take photos, but on the way driving up there, the morning sunshine shed between trees is so beautiful and breathtaking. I thought we should have come over an hour earlier, so that we can see the sunrise in the course instead.
The most popular course in Tanzawa "Omote ridge line" is still covered with snow, so crampons are absolutely needed.
The public bathrooms in the beginning of path AND at the top of the San-no-tou are closed becau…