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Today I headed to mt fuji. It was a 4 and a half hour trip, setting off at 6.30 am and arriving by 11am at my hostel. Having postponed my trip to fuji because of bad weather 3 days ago, I was hoping for a clear day for the best views. At first Fuji was covered by some low hanging clouds but as the day wore on I got lucky again and they gradually dispersed. I decided that the best ...
... I had bought yesterday in the wrong size for the new 60mm Olympus macro lens.
After that, we went to the other side of Kawasaki that we rarely venture into, to the Tokyu Hands Department store. It is much smaller than the one in Shinjuku. Joseph managed to buy a bottle of eau de cologne as he had forgotten to bring his from home. And not before time too. He was starting to pong a little.
We had to buy lunch at ...
... 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
... Half way up we pass them as they rest exhausted before the next attempt. We don't stop and continue our way up. As all the path is easy to follow (no one is allowed to use other than the official path), but steep, we pass the station 6, 7, and 8. We arrive at 22:30 at station 9a and decide to lodge there.
For a reasonable CHF 55.- per person we get a bunk bed with approximately 150 others and rest until 02:00 when the climbers ...
... mountain cost 500 yen when usually it costs about 120 anywhere else in Japan.
I managed to reach the top just before sundown but it was a very quick 'take a few photos and run back down' type of affair. There isn't really anything at the top of the mountain apart from the crater which is pretty cool but it doesn't really give you any sense of achievement when you arrive there. Plus, if the weather's ...