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Japan has been a culinary expedition as we've worked our way through the staple food groups: soba, udon, ramen, sushi, miso, teppanyaki, bento box, etc. Usually with some mysterious item such as weird ginger, tiny purple dumplings, odd vegetables. So I was munching through my vegetables (with pork of course) when I came across a strange clear-ish item with black specks which had the remarkable consistency of jelly. It ...
... me feel like I'm in an RV. This room, or galley, is a long narrow rectangle. The cabinets look like wood, but are, indeed, plastic. The uppermost cabinets are so high up they may as well be over-head compartments. The fridge is so small that Joe is only allowed to keep 2-3 beers in there at a time. The dishwasher... I think it actually came out of an RV. It's a drawer. Yes, a drawer. It will hold enough dishes from one meal. Breakfast ...
... busiest in the world)
3. Express train from Shinjuku to Otsuki, through the mountains
4. Rickety mountain-climbing train from Otsuki to Kawaguchiko station, at the base of Mount Fuji
5. Bus from Kawaguchiko, with all the backpackers, to Kawaguchiko fifth station (2305m)
Transit time = approximately 3 hours
So somewhere around 1:30pm, we found ourselves surrounded by busloads ...
... and 10 being the peak, but it is a little disingenuous because they have other stops between them, like the 8.5th station and 9.5th station. You can drive or take a bus to the 5th station on each of the trails.
Started around noon and I hiked about 4 hours, the first day, to the 8th station where I stayed in the hut there. Because I was going up the north side and down the south side, I had to carry all my gear up the mountain. I was also carrying food ...
... easily spend this newly-cleaned money on site, on an assortment of charms and such. We just enjoyed the experience of watching other perform this ritual.
Just a bit more walking through the woods and we descended a long staircase(which I will also have to climb back up later) onto a busy road on the outskirts of Kamakura, and slightly further, the entrance to the Daibutsu.
Well, we found the tourists! They're all at ...