Saturday, 28 November 2009

Mount Mitake Scenery (Part I)

After taking the cable car to Mitakesan Station, we were greeted at the top of the cable car station with shops and an area to sit and have a rest.
Fancy a yaki dango for the hike?

or some grilled fish for snack?


Getting off the cable car at Mitakesan Station, there's an option to take a lift ride (100yen) to the observatory but we chose to hike up instead, so we headed left and enter through the "torii" gate.
We were there rather early to view any autumn colours, but the view was spectacular nonetheless. A hike on Mount Mitake wasn't a strenuous one so it was rather an enjoyable and leisurely hike for us. And we saw quite a number of bent old ladies doing the hike. If those old ladies can do the hike, so can we, right? So "malu" if cannot!
 Raimie simply loves getting piggyback rides from him Mommy whenever he's tired.

Despite full trains and buses, with hikers heading to the same destination, we didn't see too many people on the path. Well, not too many to make us feel crowded, anyway. But Zaini complained of having to say "konnichiwa" too many times nonetheless! People were friendly and always greeted us a with konnichiwa along the way. But it was nice to meet friendly people during the hike.

Our first stop on this hike was at Musashi Mitake Shrine. That will be up next. Stay tuned!

16 comments:

  1. Konnichiwa! I should say Konban-wa since it's night time here already!

    I love giving piggy back ride to elisse too before and jacqui. Next will be my baby!

    The dangos are tasty, I just love dangos!

    the last time i came across the torii and toranas are during college days! hehehe nice goig back to history!

    goodnight from here! Have you gotten anything from the mail yet?

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  2. @Ayie,
    Konbanwa from Malaysia! :)

    You'll get a chance to give your baby piggy back rides in no time. How's baby and mommy doing now?

    Something for me in the mail? Haven't check our mailbox yet. ;)

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  3. now that's a great hike adventure. i wish i were there too to experience the glorious scenery along the path.

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  4. @Life Ramblings,
    It was a fun hike. And it was really nice to have a walk around especially when the weather is neither too hot nor too cold. :)

    You too can experience it, someday. ;)

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  5. Wow look at those trees! Looks gorgeous!

    I love the first picture of the orange leaves! Autumn feeling :D.

    Poor mummy should be losing more calories when carrying Raimie :P.

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  6. @ladyviral,
    Yeah, that orange leaves photos does give an autumn feeling.

    Mommy didn't mind carrying son, because Mommy always takes pity on him. :D

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  7. Thumbs up lina, for hiking up and not taking the lift! : )

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  8. Did you eat the yaki dango? Wonder how they taste like!

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  9. Beautiful views! Hey that photo of Raimie piggyback on you - have I seen that before? Deja vu!

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  10. @Ayie,
    It wasn't the postal service fault that I got the package late, I didn't check our mailbox in ages! LOL

    Love the calendar. Again, thanks dear! :)

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  11. @foong,
    No, we didn't try the yaki dango. Just ate manju there.

    That piggy back photo? I put the same photo up in my other blog earlier, lah.... good memory lah you. ;)

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  12. @foong, I thought it was the same photo but it wasn't. I got three photos total of me giving Raimie piggyback rides during our vacation! LOL

    See here

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  13. You're very much welcome =)

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  14. Oh, so it wasn't the same photo of Raimie piggyback on you! Haha! But they sure looks the same at first glance!

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  15. @Ayie,
    :)

    @foong,
    Same day, same place, same t-shirt, different pose. ;)

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