15. May 2010
Together with my college we arrived around 8:00 am at the parking area below Mizugakiyama.
It was a beautiful spring morning.
The trail was easy to find and good to walk – one small river had to be crossed.
During hiking you will find a big round rock with a large crack. How did it break?
A bit further on the way many rocks must be climbed. Then the path leads to the other side of the mountain – north side.
Here it was still very cold and a huge ice plate covered the ground. I was just saying to my college “watch your step, it is slippery..iiiiiiiiii….” when I suddenly slipped.
I tried to use my hiking sticks for balancing, but both sticks broke (!) and I had a hard landing on my back. It hurt but nothing serious was injured.
From the top of Mizugakiyama there was a beautiful view to Minamialps and Yatsugadake.
We ate lunch and then returned to the car without any further accidents 😊
After the tour we visited an local Onzen and took a relaxing bath. Then quickly returned to Tomioka to attend a ceremony for the Tomioka-silk-mill world heritage promotion.
Please watch Tomioka’s No. 1 attraction:
瑞牆山Mizugakiyama 15. May 2010
Start 瑞牆山荘 Mizugakisansou (parking) 8:20 am 1.515 m
Trail 富士見平 Fujimidaira 9:10 am 1.805 m
Trail 天鳥川 Amatorikawa 9:30 am 1.795 m
Top 瑞牆山Mizugakiyama 11:00 am 2.230 m
Finish 瑞牆山荘 Mizugakisansou (parking) 1:30 pm 1.515 m
Duration: 5 h 10 min Distance: 6 km Height: 820 m