On your doorstep (2)

This place is on your doorstep too. This is Sankaizan, the mountain behind the university. I climbed it with six of my seminar students last month.  It took one hour and 12 minutes from the monument on campus to the summit (the top).It is not a difficult walk. If you are very lazy, you can even drive most of the way and walk the last 20 minutes!

The view of the Sea of Japan and Hamada is spectacular. If you haven’t been you should try it. But please be careful of wild animals. Go with some friends and wear a bell or play music to scare away the bears. And don’t wear dark clothes because some bees attack dark colours. If you have black hair, you might want to wear a light-coloured cap.

At the top, there is a shrine. There is also a nice flat place to have a picnic. There is one picnic table with 6 chairs but you might be better bringing a sheet to sit on. It is easy for kites (tonbi) to steal your food if you sit at the table. Sit under a tree instead!

In this picture, we are just about to leave from the path in front of the gym.

And here we are, nearly at the top!

We played with bubbles before lunch. It was a great cheap day out.



  1. Kaori Yamada said,

    June 9, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    We enjoyed climbing Sankaizan!!
    These picture reminds me of our activity♪ I’m looking foward to next one!!

  2. intercultural said,

    June 28, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Where do you want to go, Kaori?
    Yeah! Seminar day out!
    I really enjoyed the trip to Hiroshima too. It was too bad you couldn’t come.

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