Last week for my vacation I decided I want to go to the mountains during the japanese Obon summer holiday. For those that don’t know the Obon holiday is a common summer holiday week for Japanese people. So as you can imagine this time highways are bottlenecked and beaches are extreamly busy. I wanted to take the road less travelled. Off to the mountains to escape this year’s above average heat. The temperature on the mountain was approx 21 degrees C.
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So on Monday August 8th we headed up to Guma Prefecture. The highways was clear and the speed was fast for Japan. About 3 hours from Tokyo we landed at the foot of Mount Haruna. The main pass up to Lake Haruna is, as some of you Inital D fans may know, is the model for Mount Akina’s mountain pass. Now it seems that this main pass at the main hairpin corner sections would be difficult since they have speed bumps before and after each hairpin turn. There is, however, another road going from the lake to Haruna Temple that seems like there is still some activity going on.
After the our family visit to Lake Haruna I manage to take a video of the drive down the mountain pass. Even at the posted speed limit it was a fun drive. This video is by no means a race video so I hope you can enjoy it for the scenery as I did.