4:42 am – Got up
I was actually awake earlier than that. I heard sounds from someone setting up a futon beside me. I was still able to sleep for a few more minutes before I heard loud snoring.
6:35 am – Checked out
Sort of. Everyone was still sleeping, so…
7:03 am – Matsumoto station
7:41 am – Matsumoto station to Nagiso station
The plan was to hike the Tsumago-Magome trail. The first part was taking the train from Matsumoto station to Nagiso station.
9:53 am – Nagiso station
Next step was hopping on a bus to Tsumago. Here’s a link to the timetable.
10:14 am – Tsumago
10:20 am – Hike to Magome
It was a beautiful, sunny day. Could not ask for anything more in terms of the weather.
I passed by a few old-looking houses, farmlands, a bunch of tall trees, a few anti-bear bells and lots of greenery.
The whole trail is a mixed bag of dirt roads, asphalts, stone pavements, and tiled paths. It is well maintained and marked with signs in both Japanese and English.
I was particularly happy about the walking sticks that can be borrowed (and returned) along the trail. I mean, the hike wasn’t that difficult that you’ll need it but it was nice to have one.
It took me around four hours, including a few snack and photo breaks.
2:02 pm – Magome
To get to Nagoya, I took another bus to Nakatsugawa (bus timetables are at the same link above) and a train from Nakatsugawa station to Nagoya station.
3:21 pm – Nakatsugawa station
5:19 pm – Nagoya station
Can’t remember if I’ve taken a picture of Nagoya’s manhole design before but here it is.
5:45 pm – Guesthouse Wasabi Nagoya Ekimae
The claustrophobia experiment continues…
7:31 pm – Dinner
I had a hankering for some ramen.
8:38 pm – At guesthouse
Explored near Nagoya station for a bit before going back to do laundry.
11:36 pm – Finished laundry
12:29 am – Sleep
It took a long time to move files, tidy up and charge everything.