Travel Blogs from Yaizu
... more. I had focused on the west coast, the quieter side, unlike the east coast which is closer to Tokyo. Once away from the hubbub of Mishima, there is noticeably less traffic especially up in the mountains.
After cycling around the northwest point of the peninsula, I stopped for lunch at a tiny ramen shop in a small town at the junction of R18 and R17. This was an older, diner type joint that had the original decor of maybe ...
... still arrive at the summit in plenty of time to see the sunrise. On this last stretch the sides of the route were littered with people who were either vomiting on the side of the path, due to altitude sickness, or who's legs had simply given up and could not go any further. We arrived at the summit bang on 5am, 11 minutes before sunrise, so we found a viewing spot, sat down and opened up a can of beer each to toast our success. Then the magic started to happen. Even ...
... of neighbouring cities were stretched out pretty much as far as you could see, and suddenly stopped where land met sea. Much more awesome however, were the lights above. Somewhere off in the distance, a storm was raging. Flashes of lightning illuminated the sky and clouds. We couldn't hear any thunder and so it was clear that we were a safe distance away, but it was still quite a sight to behold. We tried to get a few pictures, but unfortunately nothing came out very ...
Today was the big climb and we were up at 5.45am in order to catch our 6:30am train to Fujinomiya station. Here we hopped on the bus which conveniently took us high up the side of the massive Mt Fuji to Fujinomiya Fifth station. We took a couple of aspirin en-route to help with the sudden altitude gain. Even at the Fifth station we were at 2400m above sea level, and high above a spectacular bed of clouds in the valley below. We started walking at 9.15am, a little ...
... mountain hut before we were whisked away to our dorm, which comprised of around 30 random people crammed together like sardines in wooden bunks, elbow to elbow. After a mostly sleepless night due to the fact that someone appeared to have bought a cow into the dorm (judging by the sounds from a few pillows along) we awoke again at 2am ready to make the final ascent to the summit.
But, the weather had turned!!
As allocated ...
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