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Today I headed to mt fuji. It was a 4 and a half hour trip, setting off at 6.30 am and arriving by 11am at my hostel. Having postponed my trip to fuji because of bad weather 3 days ago, I was hoping for a clear day for the best views. At first Fuji was covered by some low hanging clouds but as the day wore on I got lucky again and they gradually dispersed. I decided that the best ...
... level of the shopping centre as all the restaurants had a long queue. It was peak lunch hour. The only downside was there was no place to sit and eat. The Japanese do not eat in public except for an ice cream. Unfortunately, the only option was to eat in the hotel foyer or out in the open at the quadrangle outside the hotel. Well, Joseph decided for outside and we were pretty much stared at. I guess at that stage, I didn't really care ...
The lower we get the higher the temperatures and humidity get as well and unbelievably we started the day around freezing temperature and arrive at Fujinomyia with 30+ degrees.
Our Ryokan is a beautiful place with very nice rooms with view on the Fuji that we have been climbing. In front of the spacious room we have a pond with Koi fish and the silence is perfect. We take ...
We can see mirads of people climbing the mountain, their head lights are visible in the night, Its like an ants nest, the people arrive slowly from different directions and occupy the crater.
The sunrise is taking longer than expected and we have to stay a while in the cold morning, but when you see the sun coming above the horizon and the place around you get into the sunlight - its an unforgettable experience.
The weather is just not cooperating with us! It has been raining on and off since we arrived in Japan. Usually you could see Mount Fuji from my sister's house but it has been too cloudy.
Today we went to Lake Tanuki to do family pictures. It didn't rain but it was still very cloudy so we did not get Fuji San in the background :(
It was fun though and we got all the pics that my mama wanted. Brad made a comment the other night that I look so ...
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Shimobe Onsen, Minami Alps | 3 star hotelfrom $92