On Saturday we ventured out to Mount Mitake for some fresh air and a hike. I have to say the idea of leaving the house at 7.30am and then battling with all the other hikers to get a seat on the express train, did not appeal too much, but once we were out in the clean mountain air, it was perfect! We took a packed lunch and had the now-essential jet boil which brews up hot water in seconds. This meant we were still able to have our English Breakfast tea and hot noodles while taking in the stunning views at the top.
Some of the foliage had turned a beautiful shade of red and orange.
Lunch at the top - everyone had their camping stoves out, cooking up warming noodles and soup.
The cedar trees that lined the majority of our route.