Day Hike from Tokyo: Exploring Myojingatake BUT on a sunny day

[Visited on October 3rd, 2021] The first time I hiked Mt. Myojogatake and Mt. Myojingatake, it was a gloomy, rainy day. Mist was covering everything and I couldn’t see any further than 2 meters in front of me. The otherworldly atmosphere was much appreciated, but considering that there is a literal rim of a calderaContinue reading “Day Hike from Tokyo: Exploring Myojingatake BUT on a sunny day”

Roadtrip to Hokkaido: The stinky valley (Pt. 3)

A surprise to no one, it seems like Hokkaido’s north is pretty cold, even when judging from spring’s average weather. That’s why, it is time to head to the south, where belated hanami blossoming (compared to the rest of the country) awaits. The first stop is Noboribetsu (登別), which with your new-found Ainu vocabulary skillsContinue reading “Roadtrip to Hokkaido: The stinky valley (Pt. 3)”

Day Hike from Tokyo: Exploring Myojingatake and the Outer Caldera of Hakone

[Visited on September 26th, 2020] Since I recently moved to Kanagawa (again), it makes sense to focus more on visiting mountains inside the prefecture. It is not easy to wake up and head all the way to Saitama after all. Well, considering that I had already been to Mt. Oyama, Mt. Jimba and Mt. Byobo,Continue reading “Day Hike from Tokyo: Exploring Myojingatake and the Outer Caldera of Hakone”

Hiking in the dawn at Bali: Mt. Batur

[Visited on August 2019, Greek version follows] The island of Bali, Indonesia is home to a couple of very active volcanoes, among which Mt. Batur (Gunung Batur) stands as the second tallest. At the foot of the mountain lies a wide lake, a byproduct of a past violent explosion together with a caldera. The pathContinue reading “Hiking in the dawn at Bali: Mt. Batur”