Komano Kodo - Day 2February 29 in Japan ⋅ ☁️ 4 °C
Today we woke up and went to the main dining hall for breakfast. For breakfast, on our plates, there was a big piece of smoked fish that still had its tail on it. We weren’t completely surprised, but it was the first time Sophie, my dad and I had fish for breakfast. The fish was good, but I would not eat fish for breakfast on a regular basis. We also had rice, squash, some egg, and miso soup that had a lot of green onions in it.
Next, we went up to our room to grab our bags to start trekking. The first part of our day was the hardest because it was a 200 m climb up with only a few flat parts. Throughout the day, we saw a lot of cedar trees and still had some uphill parts. Then we stopped for lunch after trekking for 9 km outside of a little convenience store/cafe. We ate our lunch of sushi, a clementine and an energy bar that our home stay had prepared for us this morning. It was very cold and started to rain so we went inside the cafe and had cups of tea and coffee with a small treat. We started out again and got some more stamps and finished our day in a very nice home stay that we don’t have to share with anyone. It has a bedroom, a living room, a dining room, a kitchen, and a bathroom with a shower.