In the list of events I introduced to enjoy the new year in and around Osaka I finally decided to go to the Mount Kongo to see the first sunrise of 2009.
Woke up at half past midnight, I had a long way from Kyoto to the mountain. Trains were running all the night but with low frequency, so I had to be perfectly synchronized in order to catch the connections between 3 trains, 1 subway and 1 ropeway !
It was a little bit disappointing of course but as a strange experience I don't regret it at all. And a small hike always make me feel better, so that's a good way to start the year isn't it ? :-)