|Mt Asahi-dake in Joezankei onsen resort|
|Members of the H.I.O.C|
|Mt Asahi-dake over looking the onsen town of Joezankei|
This Asahi-dake is way smaller and is right in small town of Joezankei that it looks over.
|The start point of the hike|
|The starts leading to the hiking trail.|
The only thing about this hike that is not so good is that at the top there isn’t a view but if the autumn colors are out it won’t matter.
|The route times|
|The starting point to the trail|
|On the trail|
|The beautiful autumn colors|
|The H.I.O.C members enjoying the hike|
|Heading our way to the top|
|At the top of Asahi-dake (Joezankei)|
|H.I.O.C members and trip leader Leon(right) at the top|
It took about an hour to reach the top. It isn't a hard hike at all and just a little climbing but of the trail is a bit wet it can get slippy in places.
At the top there is a bit of room to relax and there is a breach seat but the top is covered with small trees and there isn't much of a view.
|Heading down by a different route|
|leaving the trail and hooking up with a dirt road|
On the way down we took a different trail than we went up on that took about 40 minutes to reach a dirt road which lead to a bridge and then the river.
|Mt Asahi-dake (Joezanke)|
We took the walking path back to Joezankei that follows the river which took about 20 minutes . We took longer because we stopped for lunch at a small rest area.
|The rest area. Asahi-dake in the back|
|The walking path back to Joezankei|
|Photo stop on the river|
|Futami Suspension Bridge|
Once were back in Joezankei we went to one of the onsen hotels that are in the resort for a relaxing hot spring soak before driving back to Sapporo.
|H.I.O.C members on the Futami Bridge|
|H.I.O.C members walking over Futami Bridge|
|Walking back into Joezankei|
|One of the many onsen bath houses in Joezankei|
|Everyone relaxed & ready to head home after a nice onsen|