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... mountains with big eyes and a smiling mouth. My greatest regret of the day is that I didn't get my camera out in time to take a snap! Once I got to Kawaguchiko I caught a taxi to my hotel. When I had booked the hotel online I saw lots of reviews with words like "fantastic views" and "great service". So I booked it. No brainer, right? When we were driving up the driveway I noticed that the sign for my hotel also said "romantic resort". I immediately ...
... get views and photos of Fuji would be from the other side of one of the 5 lakes that surround fuji. I headed for lake kawaguchiko, the biggest of them and spent most of the day walking around it, walking a total of 11 miles. The lake is reminiscent of on of the Italian lakes and was nice enough even without Fuji being there. By mid afternoon I finally got the view I'd been hoping ...
... 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 ...
... the desire isn't as strong. It's easily accessible, and compared to Mt. Jade, the highest Mt. in Taiwan, Mt. Fuji isn't that appealing.
I had a chance to climb Mt. Jade last July, almost happened, but work was still more important. I know that I will try again later in my life. It's a goal that I'm not in a hurry to achieve. After so many years of life experience, I come to realize that if one wants to achieve something (ordinary), one can achieve it. As ...
... 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