Day trip to Takao-san

Thursday, October 11, 2012 / Comments (0) / by Skinny Yash

Takao-san or Mount Takao still located in Tokyo region and gunung paling dekat dengan Tokyo. From Shinjuku station it takes about 1.5 hours to get to Takaosanguchi station. Once dah sampai station tu (last station), ada tourist center where you can get your map. And it's free. There's a tour guide offer also, tapi kalau tak nak..tak payah! Ada track, so you wont get lost! hehe

The map
Tips, sebelum naik sila lah stretching apa-apa yang patut. Fitness kena mantap. Kalau tak, pancit la kau! hahaha We are fit enough, so we get a Chairlift to the half of the mountain! ;) Seronok naik chairlift, macam nak main ski pulak! And gayat pon ye, coz there are no safety belt given. Dah la kerusi kecik, rasa macam nak tergelungsur ke bawah! Oh, you can choose either cable car or chairlift! mana-mana pon sampai tempat yang sama. huhu And chairlift cost you 470yen

Chairlift

Once reach at the base, while looking at the map, we saw a signage says waterfall. Okay. Please everyone! Jangan tertipu dengan waterfall kat Mt.Takao. Dusta semata! Waterfall dia, kuat lagi air paip kat rumah! hahaha macam air longkang je! Can you imagine we took a track down halfway and we asked a couple of orang tua yang sedang mendaki naik and she said it's another 15minutes or so. Padahal, kitorang menurun and berjalan tu around 30minutes kot! Magik ke apa orang tua tu! hish! And sangatlah kecewa bila tengok waterfall macam kat bawah ni! hahahah After a 15minutes break, we climbed up again to the base. Rasa bazir tenaga sangat! hahaha tapi funny!
The signage
On our way down to the WATERFALL

The waterfall! LOL
We then continue our journey to the summit. It says around 40minutes, and not sure itu untuk pro or amatur macam kami. Pfft! There are lot's of trail. Luckily our lead (hubs ofcmate) researched enough, so we took the easiest train. But still, bila nak dekat-dekat sampai tu, kena mendaki tangga jugak! MasyaAllah. Kuatkan lah iman ku. hehehe

Our trail starts here

It's a breathtaking view up there. Tapi nasib tak begitu baik sebab Fuji-san tido! But, glad that I made to the top of Mt. Takao 1,965 ft tall (599 metres).
 
View from Takao-san

They are discussing which trail to take
Journey turun pon mencabar jugak! We took another trail, i think the 6th trail. Sapa naik ikut situ, memang tahap gaban punya mencabar! Paling mencabar when you see those nenek2 and atuk2 tua hiking with full attire and full gear! Memang pro habis! Umur I think linkungan 60-80years old. And they still strong and fastest that us! Bole??! And you know what, I saw a lady sat at the side of the trail while breastfeeding her baby!!!! Oh my!!! Kagum gile aku!!!And those with toddlers umur macam 2-4years old, they ask them to walk themselves. Bukan dukung okay! And obviously, no stroller la kan! Memang kagum habis dgn orang Jepun ni! Dasyat!

On the way back

Take two

See, they brings baby for hiking too!

Part of the trail
Ini memberi kesedaran pada kita masyarakat Malaysia, semuanya lazy bump! haha Pergi mana-mana naik kereta. Balik rumah, parking kereta pon depan rumah. Un-like Japanese. They spend their whole life walking! Sebab tu, sampai tua hiking pon takde hal! And 60% hikers on that day is old people.

Can you imagine? :)

Full info on Takao-san you click on this link.


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