Momiji meet-up in Settsukyo
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It's a season of turned red leaves,we japanese have a habit that to see them at the nice place like we do for the cherry blossoms. We local TravBuddy are holding a meet-up every year at autumn for that,this time we decided to hike at Settsukyo in Takatsuki,Osaka.
I got a first contact with Wes as I knew that he will visit Japan around November,so I asked him if you come to here a little bit late,maybe we will hold a meet-up as we held it every year! So he fixed his travel date and decided to make the meet-up at 24th of Nov!! Ayaka and I are always organizing a meet-up together so we made a plan for "Red leaves TB meet-up". We made contact to all TBs who may possible to join then finaly 11buddies are join this time,some TBs were from Okinawa,Fukuoka and Shimane! Wow! It's a little big meet-up! We are so exciting for that!!
We gather at JR OSAKA station in the morning.
Well,we arrived Takatsuki St. and needed to take a bus for the start point of hike at Settsukyo. No one have not been to that hiking course so we lost after 5 min take off bus! We just follow someone who is looks like going to hiking!! So if they made mistake,we had to do the same then. We arrived the starting point of Settsukyo hiking yet. It was something so much fun already...I don't know why but we were so nice to see each other even if it's almost first meeting each other! We started walking seeing very very beautiful landscape! Then someone called me "Yasuyo!".
I really couldn't believe it for a while and felt very very glad to see him at the same time. How I can explain about that situation anyway SURPRISED. So we gather all and went to the hiking course. It was not so easy but not so hard,I recommend you to visit there to see/feel nature in Japan. We walk slowly because there are some really beautiful points of turned red leaves. We had a lunch around 1pm as we felt very hungry maybe because we chat a lot!!! Sometimes funny things were happen at our hiking.
Until dinner reservation,we had an option that take Onsen(Hot spring) in Settsukyo. Luckily we found it near the starting point so we went to there for 1 hour and 15min. It also the first time at meet-up but it also veru nice Japanese habit!! Thank you Vlad for recommend us to do it! Ayaka and I got very nice option at meet-up!
We leave for Umeda to have dinner after Onsen.
Thank you to all buddies who joined that meet-up!