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.
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.
It was a clear day and you could see the highrises of downtown Tokyo in the distance.
Mt. Takashi, Saitama, Japan
The next mountain wasn't very fancy, just a radio tower.
The route passes through beautifull forests and there was hardly anyone there.
Mt. Monomi, Saitama, Japan
I had no issues finding the route markers.
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.
The next day I took the Narita Sky Access hi-speed train back to Narita airport.
Japan Airlines flight JL0413 Boeing 787
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