Early autumn Mr.R organized another fun hike from Ujitawara going through Mt. Jubu all the way to Kasagi. Well that was the plan, let’s find out if we made it all the way to Kasagi.
Approaching the entrance to the mountain through this little temple.
The name. Can you read it? Sorry I can’t.
On our way to the summit of Mt. Jubu.
The back of the “Golden Fetus Temple” based on our literal translation of the Kanji.
A small pagoda, with Miss K :)
These two were supposed to be my temple models. Can’t seem to get a good shot of them.
A few minutes later we got to the summit had our lunch and short rest.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GbmcONnisEU Here is a short video taken by Mr.RB (outdoorholic) of Mt. Jubu’s summit
After lunch it was decided that we will take the “interesting” way down to the mountain. It was an exhilarating experience that made my knees weak and shaking.
We ended up at the end of the trail and all I could see is this boulder of rock. Mr.R told us that the waterfall is just below this cliff but I could not find a way down until he pointed this ..
This is the way down. As soon as I saw this, my first thought was “I’m too young to die.” Okay, I’m exaggerating but I was scared to hell but it do our turn around alone.
I could not take some decent picture of our decent as my hand were busy grabbing the roots and rock and holding out for my dear life :) but as soon as I reach a more safer area, I was able to get a shaky picture of these two , having fun. Boys :)
As soon as we reach the bottom , Mr. R lead us to this boulders of rocks and we are supposed to pass through it. Don’t worry I did not have any problem passing through it :)
Of course Mr. R was there to lend a helping hand so nothing to worry about.
We finally reached the “Thousand Hands Waterfall”.
At this point my knees were like jelly, I was really surprised I did not fall on my face. It took a lot of control and concentration to command each part of my body not to give up on me.
A little later, we reach Tea Planet again :)
So the question now, did we reach Kasagi? Well, the 3 girls did not through walking but by train.
After we reached foot of the mountain, S had a big blister, P had to go back to Osaka for some other appointment. So the group decided to just walk to the bus stop passing through the tea plantation and catch the bus to Kamo Station.
On our way we took a short detour and admire this very old tree.
Sorry I forgot the name of the tree or how old it was.
When we reach Kamo Station , the boys decided to call it a day and us girls decided to travel all the way to Kasagi and enjoy the onsen.
All in all, it was a really great adventurous day. Going back if we decided which route to take again, I definitely will still choose the route we took. Of course, it will depend upon the group but with this group, definitely.
Thank you guys for a great day and to Mr. R for organizing and help. :)
Till the next adventure.