So much for hiking up Mt Asahidake (rhymes with rubber ducky). This was the view at the bottom of the ropeway (a cable car in Aussie-speak)…
And this was the view at the first ‘lookout’…
We had planned to hike up to the summit, which should have taken 4-5 hours all up, but instead we walked the tracks that surrounded Sugatami Pond at the top of the ropeway. Not quite what we were expecting, but a good day nonetheless!
We took the earlier bus back to Asahikawa and spent the day wandering the mall that runs through the centre of town.
Dinner was at a great restaurant called Tenkin. The menu was really extensive, and actually gave us the option of whale!!
Of course, we couldn’t just stop at one dish each, so we got a half dozen or so to share (apologies for the poor quality, but these were taken on the phone camera).
Yakitori (the worst was liver…again…but the best was the crunchy chicken skin yakitori!!)
Tomorrow we transit to Sounkyo for more hiking!
We’ll be glad to get out of our room…there’s barely room to swing a cat!