Today I went on a hike at Hikosan with my wife and some of her work colleagues. I had given up on getting the Hikosan towel for completing the Harumine trail because the number available was limited. However when we reached the shrine we found that they have received more stock so I was able to get one! The main shrine at Nakadake is currently under repairs and the main trail up to it is currently closed on most days. Today though was an open day and the route was open to hikers apart from the shrine on the peak. So luckily we could enjoy the wonderful Autumn colours 🍁! We ate lunch on Naka-dake and then continued to Minami-dake and started our descent from there. We visited the wonderful sights along the way Ominami shrine, Tamaya shrine and the wonderful old cedar tree. When we reached Hikosan shrine our feet hurt and ached with every step down. I am looking forward to more beautiful Autumn hikes this year!