Dogashima Onsen Hotel
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This is the longest blog so far in this trip, cause a lot of time spent on trains
Took JR, train and train again to get to Fuji train station, total of about 2 something hours.
I have to make a comment, the worst washroom I went to China was still better than the one in Fuji train station :(
I forgot to chk the weather for Fuji, the weather at the Mt is 10 degree lower than the station. It was cold in the station, probably mid teens ...
... I drew up in OSRM with the help of Gaijin Riders forum members. But no matter, I happened upon the bus station in the centre of town and they sent me round the corner to the tourist info place, where a couple of little old ladies lined me up with a Y4500 guesthouse.
I learned a valuable lesson for touring Japan out of this. Always head to the town’s transport hub and you’ll find someone nearby who can direct you to accommodation. Every town ...
... shop later we ran back to the bus and got ready to head back down the mountain toward the hotel were were going to have lunch at, well lunch being at gone 3 at this point. Again Tadeshi san apologised for the delay and explained it was to do with the workers there that didn't.know what they were doing. We got to the hotel, The Highland Resort and Onsen, another half hour later and had about 45 mins to eat before the coach would pick us up again to take us onward. ...
... one of forty gaijin who had banded together to take on the challenge together. Strength in numbers.
We stocked up on food and water. For those not on a budget it was recommended buying snacks on the way, but as the altitude increases, so does the price. Near the top a small bottle of water can set you back 500 yen. I bought two litres, just to be safe.
My fellow climbers ambled off to buy oversized sticks to help them up the mountain. Not wanting ...
... matters up here - you have to soak in the sights your eyes are witnessing. And no, photos don't do it justice. Climbing up mt Fuji is a mental challenge; climbing down mt Fuji is a physical challenge. Legs ache and you find yourself slipping and falling onto your bottom a lot. Finally you reach the 5th station and all you can think about is a hot shower and food. After 20 hours on mt Fuji you deserve ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking