Mt. Yukawa (471m) is the mountain that stands between our home and the sea. I’d climbed it a few times before, but Shinobu and the kids had never been up, so we decided to drive to the upper trailhead and hike the final one kilometer to the summit. The view is fantastic – looking out over Hatsu Harbor and Okagaki and along the coast as far as Kitakyushu. Lots of insects up there, too. We picked up a few ants to put in Aya’s “antquarium.”

Climbing Mt YukawaView from Mt YukawaView from Mt YukawaView from Mt Yukawa