Day Four of our vacation in Japan in November 2014 was a Thursday. After two days straight of wet days, we were blessed with a sunny day on Thursday so the plan to hike/walk/sightsee up Mount Takao which was earlier planned for Day Three was shifted to Day Four.
Up to Thursday, the daily trip recaps are as follows : ^^
Day Four for me started with a short one-hour run/walk/stroll along Sumida River.
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The total elevation if we were to go up to Mount Jinba was 857m, with a total distance of 18.50km (one way) but as we decided to only go up only to the observation deck of Mount Takao, we only covered a total of just a little over 10km (ascent and descent) that day, with elevation of 599m.
Just a tad higher from Broga Hill, in Malaysia which we hiked on the last Sunday of 2014 (link here) ^^
The trails that we chose are pretty easy and we just strolled up and down Mount Takao in relative ease. Nothing too challenging here so any casual day-trippers can visit Mount Takao and that's why it's so popular with visitors.
I think it was good that we chose Trail 6. It was rather quiet with just a handful of other fellow hikers using it.
It was much more crowded here as not only those who hiked up gets to this point, those who use the cable car will of course head here too.
We went up for a bit for a look-see, look-see but decided to head down using Trail 2 (Kasumidai Loop trail) which fortunately for us, had less hikers.
You know it's not a serious hike when you just put on you running shoes and not a hiking boot/trail shoes. Heh heh.
Oh my poor, creaky knees. Hahaha
We later bought some persimmons to eat while walking down to get to the station. 250yen for 5 pcs of persimmons.
The cable car's arriving! ^^
A stroll by the street that had the souvenir shops and restaurant and we reached the train station.
We spent 5 hours at Mount Takao that day.
5 hours would be needed to just hike up all the way to Mount Jinba! Just one way. So we probably needed more than half a day for Mount Jinba.
We'd definitely consider another trip, but next time, we want to visit the white horse on Mount Jinba too!