Nishiyaizu Central Hotel
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... but, considering I wasn't anticipating the climb to take any longer than 7 hours, it was too early to begin. I grabbed myself some hot food, some gloves and the obligatory wooden stick to get stamped and waited out until I felt it was time to start. You can still climb from the very bottom of the mountain but ************e actually does this, with 99% of people opting to start at the 5th station at whichever of the four routes they have chosen to take. The route that I ...
... it wasn't the summit, and so it proved to be. It was station 9.5, which seems a particularly cruel joke. I half expected to come up against station 9.75 and 9.99 before we got to the top!
We did eventually reach the top however. The sense of accomplishment was significantly dulled on account of the freezing temperature. I would guess that the actual air temperature was around 6 or 7 degrees Celsius, but the wind chill factor pushed it below 0. Once Mary had ...
... Fuji. We were chuffed to reach the bottom by 4:46pm, 7h36m after departing and just 20 minutes quicker than the estimated time (but we did stop for short breaks!). As we hurried to the bus stop we were dismayed to find the 5pm didn't run for some reason, so we didn't need to rush after all! We dozed in the sun and got the 5.30pm bus back to Fujinomiya station and connected to the train to Fuji. Tom was exhausted and a little nauseous, perhaps from the altitude, however ...
... For the most part it felt a bit like we were walking on mars - red rocky gravel all the way down; there was no mistaking this was a volcano and not a mountain we were decending!
By now it was morning and fatigue was setting in which made it a struggle, but like so many times when we have made the extra effort, nature gave us our reward... the clouds parted and the three of us were gifted with some of the most incredible views we have ever ...
... with massively detailed models and thousands of hand made figurines what Tokyo looked like 300 years ago and in different times and how customs have changed. We sat in life size theatres and old school rickshaws where we could pretend we were rich and famous. It took us through the wild west times of the samurai and right up through the modern era. You know Tokyo has had it rough! The earthquake of 1923 basically destroyed the whole city killing thousands and then ...
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