Showing posts from October, 2015

Japan Diaries: Day 26

Day 26  January 13, 2015 Flight Back Home Good morning Japan ! It's a perfect day to go out on an adventure today. However, today marks our final day in Japan . Today also marks the saddest day of our stay here in this beautiful country. We'll be missing this room which we called our own for almost a month The living room The shower room ...and the hot tub! Instead of going out, we just spent the remainder of the day packing up our baggage. Our tears started pouring as we put the last of our stuff in the luggage. As a matter of fact, one box of Kleenex couldn't stop the tear flowing from our eyes. Aaaah and not to forget the high tech toilet bowl That afternoon, we bid farewell to the Kameyama residence. I took pictures of the different parts of the house, particularly our room - as a remembrance. Mr. Toshi and his family drove us to Kansai International Airport . We found it very hard to say goodbye to the people who took care of us and treated us

Mount Kongo Ropeway - Osaka

Update: Effective November 1, 2019, the Mt. Kongo Ropeway   ceased operations.  Located in Chihayaakasaka Village, Minamikawachi in Osaka Prefecture in Japan,  Mt. Kongo Ropeway (  金剛山ロープウェイ ;  Mt.  Kongōsan Rōpuwei  ) is an aerial tramway that transports visitors to Mount Kongō and back. Mt. Kongo Ropeway Mount Kongo Ropeway History Mount Kongo Ropeway is 1,323 meters long and gives a commanding view of Mount Kongō , Kansai International Airport, and Osaka Bay. It is owned by the village government and the line operation is entrusted to Gourmet Kineya . (Yup a restaurant company).  Mt. Kongo Ropeway - Minamikawachi, Osaka The ropeway terminal at the lower side of Mt. Kongo Got me a ticket! You can buy tickets from these dispensers Inside the ropeway terminal The ropeway up close All aboard! The other terminal is just beyond that mountain! Here's what it connects The line opened in April 1966 and has since given convenience for tourist

Hiking Mount Kongo

Located in Minamikawachi Region, Osaka Prefecture in Japan, Mount Kongo or Mount Kongō ( 金剛山 ;   Kongōsan ) is the tallest mountain in Osaka.  Mt. Kongo Mt. Kongo Details: Height: 1,125 m Major Trailhead: Chihayaakasaka, Osaka Climb time: 5 minutes via ropeway, 2 hours hike Mt.  Kongo   stands 1,125 meters high. A large part of the mountain is located within the territory of Osaka Prefecture but its peak is located in Nara Prefecture. Mt. Kongo  金剛山  - Minamikawachi, Osaka The ropeway terminal at the foot of the mountain The Mt. Kongo Ropeway brings visitors to the terminal near the peak The view from the ropeway Nearing the mountaintop terminal The terminal at the peak as seen from the cable car The mountain is popular for hikers and non-hikers alike. For hikers, the mountain has about ten normally used hiking routes. It would take a hiker 2 to 3 hours to reach the peak depending on his pacing. Non-hikers, on the other hand, could ride  Mt. Kongo  Ro

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