09:00 wake up, I really wanted to wake up earlier today but how to go around Hakone kept me awake up really late yesterday.
11:30 start at chigasaki
12:40 arriving at my Hiratsuka Checkpoint – the Hiratsuka Hachimangu (founded in 380) .
Although going along the Tokaido road also accidentally led me to a milestone plate which was probably made more recently.
13:30 arriving at my Oiso Checkpoint – the Takaku Jinja (founded in 717)
Along the Tokaido road I also found some interesting historic fact tables.
The hike today was easier in terms of my feet and also in terms of finding the right way. Though it was just a straight path along the main street. It almost rained on me but luckily didn’t last long. The real ‘danger’ of doing the hike in this season came up around 2 pm when the sun was high and the streets unprotected by trees.
Today as well blisters formed up in different areas but still it was the first day where I could walk very focused for a couple of hours.
I already mentioned it but this is so ridiculously funny and now I just saw it in action at lunchtime:
When one customer comes in the first waitress goes ‘irashaimase’ and this cascades throughout all waiters. Even in the backs of the kitchen corner you can hear a dude screaming ‘irashaimase’.
steps: 38751 (25.45 km)
spending: 2650 hotel, 2100 food, 300 water