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The final hike

To mt. Hiwada, mt. Takashi and mt. Monomi

It's the last day already on this trip and with a beautiful day forecasted I headed to the edge of the city again, this time to do a 3-mountain hike.

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Mt. Hiwada, Saitama, Japan

There was no map of the route so I had to go by written text only and it was quite sparse at some points, but I managed to find the start of the route and it went uphill immidiately. After a good climb I was greeted with the first views.

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It was a clear day and you could see the highrises of downtown Tokyo in the distance.

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Mt. Takashi, Saitama, Japan

The next mountain wasn't very fancy, just a radio tower.

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The route passes through beautifull forests and there was hardly anyone there.

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Mt. Monomi, Saitama, Japan

I had no issues finding the route markers.

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Eventually the trail took me down the mountains and I ended up a station over from the starting point, from where I took the train back to Tokyo.

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The next day I took the Narita Sky Access hi-speed train back to Narita airport.

Japan Airlines flight JL0413 Boeing 787

NRT

Tokyo

11:30

HEL

Helsinki

15:00

After a great flight it was just a short layover on the old part of Helsinki Airport (that was very cramped and overcrowded) and on to my final flight back to Amsterdam.

Finnair flight AY1305 Airbus 321

HEL

Helsinki

16:40

AMS

Amsterdam

18:15

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