Hotel Quest Shimizu
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... was really peaceful. Unfortunately the bread rolls we'd bought had peanut butter in them - the Japanese really do have a sweet tooth. So we put a banana in and hey presto, a pretty nutritious lunch! Unfortunately it cloudy it of a cloudy day and at first we were worried that we wouldn't see anything! Luckily, fuji emerged a couple of times for us...you'd suddenly look round and be like 'oh there it is' once the clouds had ...
... wind. Mark was wearing shorts. Will be zero at the Mt? We are now in the bus going there, will see.
Arrived at Mt Fuji, the 5th step (total of 9 steps). very foggy, windy and cold. Sooo foggy that the top of the Mt was fully covered. So we walked around in the shops, the food was good though, corn and Mt Fuji cake (must try).
Taxi heading for onzen now, FujiYama Onzen. About 1000¥ taxi from the train station. The price for this Onzen (1800¥) ...
... watch! The coolest thing that happened was I posed with one of the SOTM 2012 banners that I won at auction a couple of days before when the conference finished. Heaps of conference attendees liked it on the FB group so that was nice to share with everyone. It was great being at the top of the mountain (panorama)… we got to walk all around the crater, which wasn’t all that impressive. There were a few snow ...
... the hotel to the bus station at which point we got off and exchanged our slips for the Fuji tour stickers they give you. After this as we hadn't picked up any breakfast we decided to explore the station and see what we could find. We managed to locate another bakery shop so picked up some bits for the tour. We headed back to the bus by which point it was time for us to get on. We hopped on the bus and waited for all the other people to start filing on. As we ...
... betrayed the onset of dawn.
I walked about. Many people were clustered together, rubbing their hands to keep warm. The well-prepared trekkers adorned their metallic blankets and crawled into sleeping bags. I joined a group of people that huddled outside a restaurant due to open, you could feel the warmth from inside filtering through the walls and I pressed my self up against the doors.
Within half an hour the doors opened, and I treated myself to a ...
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