Hakone-en Lakeside Annex
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... up some more information about the trail, I noticed that other articles suggested walking halfway to Hatajuku and reporting the same km distance that I’d read to the train station. A quick search on google maps confirmed that the first article greatly underestimated the distance back to the station. I also learned that the trail joined the regular highway in Hatajuku so effectively ended hiking and turned it into potential dangerous highway walking. I amended our ...
... switch backs required becomes our nemesis) to the cable car, up a steep mountain where we learn that the ropeway is closed due to "seismic activity." Hmmm. I'm supposing someone would let us know, or we would see puffs of smoke if Fuji was about to blow. We reroute to a bus that takes us down to Lake Ashi where we board a boat, pass a few red "torii" gates and supposedly sweeping view of mt Fuji. I'll have to take their word. On a side ...
... way station and once back in town we scrambled to sort out a plan B. It was going to take too long to get back to the lake with any light left so we hopped on a bus and went to the base of another mountain to see the silver grass in bloom. Fall is apparently the best time to see the grass which is about 6-7 feet high and has a silver colour to it. We got there a bit too late for pictures in good light but the sunset reflecting off the clouds made for some pretty cool ...
... for the night, full of beautiful memories of Mt. Fuji scenery.
Woke up, had the same boring breakfast, than took a train out to Fujiyoshida City. It was a cute village with a really nice train station. I hiked over to Arakura Sengen Shrine. The park and shrine were build in 1958 to enshrine about 960 city citizens who died during wars spanning from 1868 (the first Sino-Japanese War), through the Russo-Japanese ...
... our 'regional' train to Hakone. From the station it was about a half hour drive to the cable car, not unlike driving the windy roads of Mt Buffalo. Unfortunately the cable car was not running but we were happy with our day's activities. First to the shrine where the cedar trees were huge. After wandering through the main hall we were fortunate to see a traditional wedding party and then some cute little kids all decked out in traditional garb. Kaoru explained that at age 3 both ...