Hotel Crown Palais Kofu
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... sky's and fuji not blocked by any other mountains in the way(see pictures). Like the monkey park it was definitely worth the extra effort to get there and it is clear to see why the Japanese place such cultural and even spiritual importance on Fuji as it is so aesthetically pleasing and absolutely dwarfs everything around it. I'm off to Nagoya tomorrow as I head more into western ...
... catching up with Norzin and trying to teach her the technical aspects of taking photos...f-stops, shutter speed and a bit about ev and ISOs. The practical lesson will come tomorrow with a visit to Lake Shirokoma.
It was late when we got back to the ryokan. Thank goodness! I could now have a bath at the public bathroom with no one else to see me in the nudies. There were three other families there at the ryokan.
The lower we get the higher the temperatures and humidity get as well and unbelievably we started the day around freezing temperature and arrive at Fujinomyia with 30+ degrees.
Our Ryokan is a beautiful place with very nice rooms with view on the Fuji that we have been climbing. In front of the spacious room we have a pond with Koi fish and the silence is perfect. We take ...
We can see mirads of people climbing the mountain, their head lights are visible in the night, Its like an ants nest, the people arrive slowly from different directions and occupy the crater.
The sunrise is taking longer than expected and we have to stay a while in the cold morning, but when you see the sun coming above the horizon and the place around you get into the sunlight - its an unforgettable experience.
... and offer great views of the surrounding area and of the changes in weather as you get higher and higher into the clouds.
All in all, it took me about 4 hours to reach the summit. In this time I had a few breaks from climbing and ate some food etc. I will warn that you bring plenty of food and drink with you as prices in the mountain cabins are a complete rip off. For example, a bottle of water ...