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This was a little bit of a boo boo. I didn't realise when I booked a night near Mt Fuji that it would be such a poo to get to. When looking up the timetables were saying between 5-10 hours to get there. We decided to go straight into Tokyo then back out again and it seemed a pretty simple straight line. It was it just took ages. We had a circle line to Osaka then another line to the Shinkansen station at Shinosaka. Then easy going on the Shinkansen into Tokyo. ...
... people tee off, get some weird looks as I'm covered in sweat decide to head back down, head into a couple of high speed wobbles and forget that back brake is on the left hand and not the right, almost go ass over tea kettle, arrive back at the hostel in One piece, and return my Speed racer, the hostel staff amazed at how far I went when I pointed it out on the map, with a quick high five I'm off for the next adventure...............stay tuned next stop ...
I woke up from our bender feeling amazing. That saki is fabulous, no hangover, no nausea, just a clear head with which to contemplate the catastrophic night before. Amanda was still asleep, as I left her at about 2:30, so I took the bathroom first this time, (the room is so small and cramped that we often had to head to the rooftop ...
... and cool slowly down. have a nap and recharge batteries. We are the only guests and have all the attention of the personell.
The onsen we can enjoy for the first time together and this is a perfect cure for our muscles to recover. There is even a refridgerator with beer available.
In our Yukata we are seated in the dining room and enjoy a great dinner and we take another bath before we retire.
What a nice treat after such a nice trip
... up for the final stretch.
Fortunately we have some proviant with us and water. The prices for water and food are rising with the altitude and are about 4-5 times the shop price.
We use the head lights and continue to go up, We realize that we are in the first group arriving at the summit on 3747m. Now the temperatures are between 0-5°C and the wind causes additional chill. But we find a place to sit and wait until the ...