Today shall be at least 10 hours of walking and hiking. Myojin to Yooko is about 2 hours one way, and Yooko to Chogatake is about 3 hours.

We depart at 6AM, with our bento box packed from last night. The weather is good.

The path and view at Kamikochi is always very beautiful, especially during Autumn with good weather.

We stop at Tokusawa Lodge (about an hour from Myojin) for our breakfast break.

Hiking trail around Yokoo Sanso
Hiking trail around Yokoo Sanso
View from Yokoo Sanso
View from Yokoo Sanso

We stop by Yokoo for our second breakfast. Turn right after Yokoo Sanso (the lodge) and it's a 3 hours non-stop uphill hiking all the way. First level of vegetation is the bamboo grass, followed by tall trees and the top level are bushes and rocks.