Fuji Park Hotel
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... two bags.
The important thing is that we all arrived at the destination.
Mount Fuji status: it was barely visible though the agglomeration of clouds that covered the summit and west slope of the mountain.
The Ryokan was nestled on a hillside overlooking lake Ashi and mount Fuji. After moving our infamous luggage ...
... day we hiked around town (which is all uphill towards the mountain) and enjoyed exploring the very old and very large temple at the foot of the mountain that was dedicated to the pilgrims who came and still come from all parts of Japan to see or climb Mount Fuji. The shrine was serenely quiet and nestled amid a forest of young ceders with a few more ancient trees scattered about. Since we were visiting in the off season we had ...
... The water today seemed even hotter than previously and we got out after a short while, feeling refreshed and looking like lobsters from the heat.
Dinner was again an elaborate affair of super fresh and traditional items. More fried and raw fish, seafood, miso soup, pickled vegetables, Kobe beef, rice, fruit, and mochi. We finished super full but without that heavy feeling that came from a typical big American ...
... in the park that made me envious. After wandering a bit more through the small town, we returned to get ready for our kaiseki dinner. Our 9-course meal was full of fresh, mostly local seafood and vegetables, and was prepared using traditional Japanese methods. It was super different than our meals at Next and RyuGin, which are more modern and/or fusion, but still just as delicious.
We turned in relatively early with very full stomachs so ...
... monkeys along the way!!!! So a good day.
Today was also a nice day but very hazey. You could see the mountain OK but the few photos I took look quite washed out. Walked right around Lake Kawaguchi-ko and around the little town a bit. I would have climbed Mt Fuji but the season to climb does not start until July 1st. Yeah right!!!!
As you can see there is still a lot of snow on ...
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