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... took a stroll into town to take a look around. There wasn't a lot to the town (I suppose it was all about the views really) but it did give us a chance to go to an ATM, which ended up being a bit of a mini adventure, as our cards wouldn't work in the bank, so we had to hunt out the post office, where they would work. En route, we stopped at a Lawsons (mini-mart) to sample some considerably less sophisticated food than we had been eating for our last few ...
The train from Shinjuku to Otsuki passed in a flash, as I was asleep before we had left Shinjuku and Kim woke me as we were pulling into Otsuki. Kim tells me the journey was very picturesque, as the train winds up through the mountains with cherry blossoms all around, but I have no idea as I was out like a light! We changed to the Fuji-Kyoko line for our train to Kawaguchiko, at the base of Mt Fuji. I drifted in and out of sleep for the 45 minute journey, but was ...
After yesterday's Japanese banquet it was the turn of breakfast to turn Japanese. Fish and chips was a step too far having already had the rice and miso. Thankfully western style tomorrow! Today's sightseeing was a stroll around the lake with stunning views of Mount Fuji. A cable car ride up another mountain provided ...
... hotel where we have to make up our own futon. We had a stroll around the area and along a large lake which was the result of a volcanic eruption 300 years ago. In the evening we had a typical Japanese banquet and most of us put on the appropriate kimmo and jacket which is ...
Its the tallest peak and what a beautiful peak it is covered in snow. Definitely worth a visit for a few days.
I got the bus from Shinjuku and it took two hours and its easy enough. I suggest getting off at the kawaguchiko station which is central to buses and trains. Theres not much point in getting off at the highlands unless you intend to make the 6 ...