Takaosan – Golden Week

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EN: It is still busy Golden Week over here in Japan, but me and several of my classmates decided to climb up the Mount Takao (高尾山), which I had mentioned on my blog few times in the past, including the New Year’s visit and welcoming of the first daylight in this year. The mountain usually gets particularly busy in this time, when most of the Japanese are off from their work and with the overly positive weather forecast it was clear that it would be full of tourists. Which it did. But the climb was definitely worth it, fortunately we decided to leave at 9AM from Takaosanguchi station and we were at the peak of the mountain at around 11:30AM, so we avoided the biggest heat and also the massive wave of tourists, who were arriving to the observation platform in the time we were already leaving. We tasted soba noodles in local soba restaurant and enjoyed the cold beer, returned back home at around 3PM. Great day. Random video here.

SK: V Japonsku ešte stále prebieha Zlatý ťýždeň, ktorý práve v týchto dňoch vrcholí, no aj napriek tomu som sa spoločne s niekoľkými spolužiakmi rozhodol vyjsť na vrch Takao, ktorý som na tomto blogu spomínal už niekoľko krát. Dalo sa vopred očakávať, že celé miesto bude doslova posiate turistami, keďže drvivá väčšina ľudí má v týchto dňoch voľno a pozitívna predpoveď počasia návštevníkov ešte viac povzbudila. Takže samozrejme, hromada ľudí, no my sme našťastie vyrazili zo stanice Takaosanguchi už o 9 ráno, takže sme boli na vrchole približne o 11.30 dopoludnia. Vyhli sme sa tým najväčšej horúčave a aj najväčšiemu návalu turistov, ktorí prichádzali v hojných množstvách vtedy, kedy sme sa my vracali späť dole. Na vrchole sme okrem chladného piva ochutnali aj tradične soba rezance, domov sme sa vrátili približne o 3 popoludní. Návšteva stála za to. Našlo sa aj nejaké video.

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