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... 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 ...
... 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.
The weather is just not cooperating with us! It has been raining on and off since we arrived in Japan. Usually you could see Mount Fuji from my sister's house but it has been too cloudy.
Today we went to Lake Tanuki to do family pictures. It didn't rain but it was still very cloudy so we did not get Fuji San in the background :(
It was fun though and we got all the pics that my mama wanted. Brad made a comment the other night that I look so ...