Sunday, April 30, 2017

Bike and Hike to Kaya Yama in Itoshima, Fukuoka.

To the west of Fukuoka City,
 an easy 25 K bike ride from Fukuoka Tower, lies 
Mt Kaya.
Due to its shape also known as Little Fuji.

Lucky again, the weather was perfect for this 
Bike and Hike adventure.
After an hour and half peddling we arrived at the base of the hill, 
parked and locked the bicycle.  

A local notice board with the map and interesting spots in Itoshima.
Too bad the info is only in Japanese......

Start of the trail.
The hike is really easy, the path well maintained and so,
 the following pictures tell the story.

At the top of Mt Kaya.
(about 250 M above sea-level).
Again, if you know where to can see our Alishan.

One of the temples located at Mt Kaya.

This temple's explanation on 
How and What to Do at the greeting.

Some interesting pictures and paintings can be found inside Japanese temples...

For the return trip back to Fukuoka City we used the
Sunset Road with its famous 
Meoto Iwa
the husband-and-wife rocks.


Monday, April 24, 2017

Bike and Hike to Nijodake in Itoshima, Fukuoka.

About 25 K to the west of our Alishan is

A wee mountain, a bit over 700 meters above sea-level.

I have climbed Nijodake more than 10 times, but always using the trail coming from the the south-side.
This time i parked the bike (after cycling those 25 kilometers) at the start of the hike, near the seaside.

Soooo Japanese!
This map is showing "facing direction",
and thus in this case: North is South (down).

Can't miss the start of the trail.

Well, and what a nice surprise: 
This trail is truly awesome. 
Well maintained and just a charm with a cool stream next to it.

Half way, i met this happy family.
Enjoying snack-time before continuing to the top.

The local dam...was empty.
But a small mountain stream supplied healthy clean drinking water.

Who was lucky with the weather?

Back at sea-level, the wheels were waiting and ready for 
a relaxed 25K peddle home.
That was a nice Bike and Hike.


Friday, April 21, 2017

Bike and Hike to Kanayama in Fukuoka.

Bike and Hike to Kanayama.

One Sunday Morning in March, 7 AM:

The weather was perfect,
the fish-market was done and
the mountains were calling.
No excuse Not to Go.

It was just an hour peddling with only at the end of the ride a little bit of elevation..
Found a good spot to park and lock the horse.

Always something funny to read..
Never forget your camera ;-)

Nature is so much more in harmony than...

...this mikado of pipes, bars and wire...

Wayyy in the distance is Meinohama with Alishan.
And yes, we can see the top of Kanayama from our cockpit.

The top,  967.5m above Alishan's Floor level.

Here and there still some wintery stuff.

This too is Fukuoka.

Yep that was another nice Bike and Hike.
(BTW: At the trail, i met no more than 10 other hikers).