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... of the local sumo stables. It was fascinating to see these wrestlers, mostly novices, spar in test matches and do drills pushing each other around the ring! Often lean, strong wrestlers would best the heavy ones; we’re hoping to catch a professional match later on to see how different it is! We then swung by the morning fish market for a breakfast of very fresh sushi, and spent a while browsing the hundreds of stalls at the market itself. ...
We arrived at the top, 3,776 m height, in good time. we enjoyed a really expensive coffee and noddle soup at the one station hut near the crater.
Viewing the sunrise was amazing! Suddenly, it was all bright and and the view across all the nearby mountains was spectacular. You can get really close to the crater which was surprising for me.
After freezing but beautiful hour off watching the sunrise, it was time for the way ...
... held out for us and although it was really cloudy, it was at least dry until we descended. Soon after we got back to the Fifth Station the rain started and the weather deteriorated, so all-in-all we were pleased to have done it when we did. However, Mount Fuji will not go down as one of my favourite walks! A few people had said that Mount Fuji was better from afar and I think they are right, but due to the cloud, we never saw Mount Fuji from afar!
Having had no ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... were dancing, so I assumed there was a dancing competition going on. Nothing was signposted in english and most people there were japanese, often wearing a yukata. I felt even more like a tourist but was very happy, because I got the feeling that I am experiencing some real japanise moments and not set up sceneries for tourists like in Tokyo. We went to buy some food, chosing by what looks tasty, and I was very proud of myself that the woman selling me meatballs ...