after a day hiking up and down the mountains, is there anything better than to let ur soar body soak in the gentle care of a natural hot spring? feels like heaven!!!!
tired and muddy we arrived to a place where the trekking path gradually became more horisontal and ahhh....what an amazing view awaited us there....the valley of kamikochi with its wide river of turqoise waters, and the ever so majestic mountains on the background....that very moment we forgot all the dirt and pain...and walked by the river to a nearest place that had something edible to offer :)) it was maybe 12 pm and we`d started 6 in the morning....very nice day trek/slide!!!
the descend proved to be more demanding than the ascend, first it felt like a decent nut to crack but after a while of pooring rain, it turned into a lovely mud slide!!! hihiii!!! it was slippery with vertical muddy drops that were impossible to do unless sliding down on ur bum!!! and the mud was all over me :)) hehe but why would you care, just slide and have fun!!! it was not as fun for the people who were climbing the track up!!! in our last moments we met a group of four who seemed desperate trying to ascend the steep mud slide slopes :)) they had hope though, after this difficult journey they would be rewarded at the peak above the clouds with a great clear sunny view of the beautiful mountain range....and they asked us "is there sun at the peak?" and we oh so unwilling to lie, let them know that as a matter of fact the peak seemed to be in a thick layer of fog :D hehe!!!
Favorite Dish: fresh water fish newly grilled...yummy!!! however, by the time u reach the valley, u are so hungry that anything goes, really!!!