Japan Hiking Adventures

Hello, Friends! How is your week going? I woke up earlier this morning and decided on hit the gym since I missed it yesterday. I made the boys breakfast and left while they were still in bed. I left with a tear in my eye honestly. It was the first morning I was not going to be there to when Mason woke up. I know he will enjoy his time with his daddy so much and I love for them to have their bonding time.

Morning Workout

Luckily DC is getting a few extra days off this week so we took advantage of the weekend off time to get out and do a little sightseeings. Traveling here on the weekend can be crazy! The crowds and traffic make a 10-15 miles trip an hour or two.ย We woke up to a not so rainy day so we decided to take advantage of this drier day in the raining season and get in the outdoors. After some researching and getting some advice from others, we decide on a hiking trail and headed off.

Hiking Adventures in Japan


Parvin’s are ready to hike!


I had to watch a google video to figure out how to wear the carrierย with Mason on my back. I have always worn him on the front.


The hike started off with a ride to the top. Mason wasn’t too sure about it at first but quickly warmed up.


Here we go! He did so good!

Our first stop was a little nature museum.

Mason quickly spotted the birds.

Then a squirrel caught his eye.

I think he was calling this fox a dog. I guess he was happy the ‘dog’ could not protest about his tail being pulled.

Showing momma the bird.

After the museum, we resumed our hiking and the hikes were no joke!

I will be paying for leg day plus carrying Mason up a bunch of these ‘hills’.

Then we made it to the top and to the shrine. Once we go to the top we took a little break, ate snacks, and let Mason play. They had a few shops and restaurants but they were mostly all closed. Luckily I had a bunch of Larabars, jerky, and nuts packed just incase.

Making our way back down the mountain.

Mason was too tired watch out the window on the ride back down.

On the way home the GPS took us through a little ‘short cut’. I have a love/hate relationship with the GPS here. It is a necessity, to say the least, but it can take you through some of the tiniest roads! Yes, this is a two-lane road and not uncommon in Japan. The rule is the largest vehicle has the right of way.

Once we arrived home we were ready to eat. While D got Mason a bath and distracted him I cooked us an earlier dinner.


Pork chops, fresh corn, pan fried squash and okra, with a big salad!

After dinner, we played but Mason did not last too long before he was done for the night.

Now I am watching The Crown and going to bed early myself.

Have a great day!

Questions: Do you like to go hiking? Have you driven in aย foreign country? Fried squash and okra…yes or no?










  1. Amanda @amanda-isms

    June 29, 2017 at 11:57 am

    Good for you for hiking with him on your back! I bet that was an intense workout in itself! I love hiking. Always brings good fellowship and sweat ๐Ÿ˜‰ haha and that picture of the road made me nervous over here in MD! I’ve driven in Mexico before…that was different!

    1. Bethany

      June 29, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      I bet driving in Mexico was very different! Here in Japan the steering wheel is on the opposite side and we drive on the opposite side as well.

  2. Erinn

    June 29, 2017 at 8:24 pm

    Holy cow that looks like quite a workout! What a beautiful place! Those views are gorgeous!
    I love to go hiking, but my husband always jokes that I “turn it into a workout” haha I pretty much sprint up hills ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Bethany

      June 30, 2017 at 5:15 am

      My husband pretty much says the same! ๐Ÿ˜‰

  3. Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table

    June 29, 2017 at 11:18 pm

    I can’t believe you carried him all that way! Talk about a workout!
    I am a terrible Southerner… I cannot stand okra. I keep trying though!

    1. Bethany

      June 30, 2017 at 5:16 am

      I even love boiled okra and got Mason to eat some too.

  4. Emily @ Pizza & Pull-ups

    June 30, 2017 at 4:48 am

    What a beautiful hike! I love hiking, but have not done much of it with the babes.

  5. Liz

    July 2, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Wow what a beautiful hike! And a crazy workout! You go girl ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Bethany

      July 3, 2017 at 5:24 am

      We did it again today. Post to come next week. I love it though! =)

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