I guess 50KM plus should be an easy ride. Wrong. One of the toughest day of climbing! The day started great as it was nicely warm and sunny with a slight overcast. I must climb from 60m to over 750m. The climb started 13km onwards go well over 35 km before a superb downhill all the way to Lake Akan. I am told Lake Akan is very touristic and they are not wrong. Upon reaching Lake Akan you feel already like in a resort with many hotels and paid activities like lake cruises and sorts. My campsite for the night cost also higher at 630 Yen per night. It’s well located just opposite the main attractions.
Did a quick tour around the Akan traditional Ainu Village and then off to look at the boiling mud pools from underground volcanic activity. After that I went for a bath at the Onsen nearby which costed on 260 Yen.
The campsite is ok but a lot of insects and mosquitoes. They seem to be all over town as well. Anyway I had a quick dinner before dashing inside my tent to escape the mozzies. Goodnight folks.