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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 ...
... few minutes for the next one. Thank goodness the trains come every 5 minutes here.
We arrived in plenty of time at Tachikawa Station and rang Norzin to let her know. We waited and waited for her at what we thought was the designated spot. It turned out that we had to wait outside the station at the Granduo Department store. There was access from the store from the train station as well. All in all, we waited about 50 minutes. We ...
... our descent and walk slowly down. Now the suffering starts as climbing down is becoming the bigger challenge than the hike up. The gravel is loose and you have to pick carefully where to step without loosing the balance.
Now I regret that I wear soft shoes and my toes start to hurt. The climbing down takes all of our forces and we think that we have used the same amount of time as going up.
We start in the morning with the great breakfast of the hotel. Important is now to pack differently as we want to climb tonight Mount Fuji.
Thanks to Yuko we go for a short shopping downtown Kyoto before we pack and go.
The trrain ride to Fujinomyia takes some time and as we did not reserve the train we have to stand most of the time. Passing the area towards Fuji we see where the tea flelds are and now we understand where all ...
So second time was a charm for me at Mt Fuji. The weather was much better the second time round and I not only saw the mountain but even managed to climb it!
Honesty, my timing with the climb was not great. I slept in and under estimated how long the bus journey to the fifth station of the mountain takes (40 mins) so didn't actually set off climbing till two o'clock in the afternoon.This meant I was in ...