Shinjuku rush hour
Against the stream of workers
Roof of Japan trek
On the train to Matsumoto
Ready for the off, and in high spirits.
o-bento lunch box
The art of wrapping
Food culture in a lunch box
o-bento lunch boxes on the train
Changing train at Matsumoto
Local train en route to Tateyama.
Boarding the bus in Shinano-Omachi at the start of the Alpine Route.
The bus to Ogisawa on the Alpine Route.
The Tateyama-Kurobe Alpine Route.
Boarding the cable car on the Alpine Route.
On the cable car en route to the Kurobe dam on the Alpine Route.
The trolley bus on the Alpine Route. No shortage of staff on hand!
The ropeway on the Alpine Route.
Bob boarding the cable car on the Alpine Route.
Tom on the Kurobe dam.
Trolley bus through tunnels on the Alpine Route.
Three happy ladies!
The terminal on Murodo. Happy to be there!
View of a ridge on Tateyama from our room in Murodo.
The Murodo Plateau in autumn with steam rising from volacanic vents.
Murodo mountain hut.
The oldest mountain hut in Japan and now an interesting museum.
Pond on Murodo Plateau. Tateyama in background.
Team photo at start of trek outside old Murodo mountain hut.
Starting trek south from Ichinokoshi, heading for Jodo-san.
Ascent of Jodo-san.
Group on Jodo-san.
Bob, Tomo, and Tom. Guides.
Tom. Mountain guide.
Barbara - cool as a cucumber and tough to boot.
Getting into the trekking en route to Goshikigahara.
Backwards view of Tateyama to the north.
Into the cloud on Day 1 of the trek.
Out of the cloud on Day 1 of the trek.
Short drink stop en route. Kurobe gorge below.
A moment to chat and tell a story en route.
Looking north towards Tateyama and Tsurugidake.
Hiking through autumn colour on the Roof of Japan.
Looking north towards Tsurugi from Roof of Japan trek.
Old roots cling to rocks
One now needing another
For strength and friendship
Jaggy rocks in afternoon light on the Roof of Japan
Ptarmigan family with winter plummage coming through.
Rain droplets glistening on mountain ash in autumn.
Setting off from Goshikigahara Sanso Hut.
Conny on Yakushidake
There must be an errata
Looking south towards the peak of Yakushidake.
On day 2, Bob looking over a sea of cloud to the west from the Roof Japan.