Travel Blogs from Fujiyoshida
... 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 ...
... experience and over the course of a couple days we enjoyed burgers and booze with our entertaining hostel owner and bartender Michael. He is an expat living in Japan for over 20 years and had a humorous and very American perception of Japan. I expected him to be more inundated with Japnese culture and values but like the very western styled sports bar that he ran below the hostel, his demeaner was all out american: direct, bold ...
... against the current at first, and it barely floated along. Although once we reached further out, it wasn't so bad. We floated near the same large red torii and I took a ton of pictures of it from every conceivable angle. Mt. Fuji was also visible from there so while Barry struggled to keep us in the same place and from rotating too much, I again took a ton more pictures, hehe. With 8 minutes to go, ...
... it was much too hot. I finally tried the last common type of Japanese noodles- soba, and it was delicious. Perfect for a hot day! We were foiled from going to the park again after lunch as dark clouds were rolling in and it was thundering. We decided to hurry back to our ryokan for shelter and maybe hit the park later, maybe.
It actually stopped thundering by the time we reached our place but we checked in anyways. Our rooms were ...
... 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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