BTW I borrowed this hiking backpack thing from my friend and is was really really awesome to use on this trip with Lucy. It looked pretty comfy for Lucy and she fell asleep in it everytime we used it. It also has a sunshade and ran cover and lots of pockets! The price tag is pricey in my opinion but after using it we thought it may be worth the price after all. Just thought I'd share if you're in the market!
Can you spot us in the mirror? Funny story- I lost my shirt on this hike ha! At our rest stop I took it off to cool down (I had a sports bra on underneath). And then bc my shirt was all wet with sweat I hung in on the backpack to dry. After hiking 30 or so minutes I noticed it was gone! I backtracked a bit, but no sign of it, so I cut my losses. And felt kind of awkward the rest of the hike bc Japanese people are very modest and do not hike around in sports bras! And I typically don't either.
Tsumago. After exploring the town, we ended up taking a taxi back to Magome. Although there is a bus that goes back and forth, we just didn't feel like waiting.
I love Japan!