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... and paper, so anyone holding a flyer or wearing flowing fabric had a deer-wrestle ahead of them. This accounts for practically every tourist on the island and makes for amusing people-watching. Since leaving the island, I spent some whirlwind days in Tokyo and even managed to stay in my first capsule hotel. My pod was clean, comfortable and completely unchanged since the 1970's. Not a bad experience overall, though ...
... but, considering I wasn't anticipating the climb to take any longer than 7 hours, it was too early to begin. I grabbed myself some hot food, some gloves and the obligatory wooden stick to get stamped and waited out until I felt it was time to start. You can still climb from the very bottom of the mountain but ************e actually does this, with 99% of people opting to start at the 5th station at whichever of the four routes they have chosen to take. The route that I ...
Mercifully, the bus home from Mount Fuji was air-conditioned and it wasn't long before the night's exertions caught up with us. Heads began to drop and before I knew it, everyone around me was snoring softly.
At this point, it was around 27 hours since we had last slept and so having climbed a mountain in the intervening time, I guess that we can't be blamed for having a snooze on the bus home. However, anyone who knows me will also ...
... is understandable.
We set off. Worryingly, there was a little rain in the air and light was fading fast. The latter was obviously to be expected, but it was still a little disconcerting. If you fall off the trail at this height it is fairly safe to say you can cancel any dinner plans you may have had.
The rain was really light to begin with (you know, that fine rain that soaks you through? :P) and it was really causing problems with visibility. ...
... something for everyone. Ali, Marion and myself go every Wednesday.
Following sushi we made our way to the other favoured Japanese past-time, karaoke. Instead of a stage in the corner of dimly light, grimey pub (a la Britain), in Japan you hire out a booth. This is essentially a small, sound-proofed room with its own karaoke system built in. The difference in experience is amazing, it is literally the first time I have ever enjoyed karaoke. ...
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