Fruit Park Fujiya Hotel
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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 ...
... left for Yatsugatake earlier.
It took about 2 hours to go over the mountain and we arrived at about 5.30pm at the ryokan (Japanese inn). By the we made up the futons and got ourselves ready, it was time for dinner. Shigeki's favourite restaurant in the area was a beer hall restaurant serving fusion food. The only reason was not for the food but for the beer.
The food was a mix of everything. We had pizza, a potato ...
The best about all is to see the shadow of mount Fuji in the clouds behind. The perfect pyramid is reflected and these pictures have to be taken, they wont stay long and disappear rapidly as the sun rises more and more.
Now the temperatures become more and more comfortable and we start to take the one hour walk around the crater. We can spot some snow that remains ...
... 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 ...
... bit of rush to reach the summit before night fell as I only climbed the mountain in shorts and a t-shirt. However, because it was the middle of the day there were a lot of other climbers, most of them Japanese and taking the climb a little too seriously with huge backpacks, walking sticks and in some cases even little bottles of oxygen! Once you get past the majority of hikers though the mountain can be ...