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... get views and photos of Fuji would be from the other side of one of the 5 lakes that surround fuji. I headed for lake kawaguchiko, the biggest of them and spent most of the day walking around it, walking a total of 11 miles. The lake is reminiscent of on of the Italian lakes and was nice enough even without Fuji being there. By mid afternoon I finally got the view I'd been hoping ...
... will remember us after we leave anyway.
We caught the train to Tachikawa but did not realise that we had to change trains. In the past, we just went directly there. We were wondering why the people got off the train. After a few minutes of wondering, I spotted the train coming from the other track which said "to Tachikawa". It turned out that the train we were on goes back to Kawasaki. We missed that other train and had to ...
... and cool slowly down. have a nap and recharge batteries. We are the only guests and have all the attention of the personell.
The onsen we can enjoy for the first time together and this is a perfect cure for our muscles to recover. There is even a refridgerator with beer available.
In our Yukata we are seated in the dining room and enjoy a great dinner and we take another bath before we retire.
What a nice treat after such a nice trip
... station where the bus departs to station 5 on the Fuji
This is the highlight of the trip and we start in the evening from the Fujinomyia station on 2400m. The temperatures are still very high and as we go they are falling as the sun sets.
There are many people on the way down and all pass with a kind greeting "Konichiwa". As experienced climbers we adopt a steady slow walking style and get passed by groups of younger ...
... at night!
Luckily I managed to get the last bus back from the mountain at 9.20pm, otherwise it would have been a long walk back from the fifth station through bear inhabited woods!
If you get the chance you should climb Mt. Fuji. it is not that difficult to do but as the Japanese pronoun says, 'a wise man climbs Mt. Fuji once, but a stupid man does it twice'! That's why i won't be climbing it ...