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Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... Mt. Fuji two days ago. Still up to this point none of us had seen Mt. Fuji yet. Around 1 we all needed to get out of the hostel for some fresh air. While strolling around very few shops were open, because if the Typhoon and it was a holiday here. Back to the hostel, some reading, surfing the Internet. Late afternoon, we walked to a near by Pagoda. After ...
... on hold for the day. Feeling like I needed to do something, I asked the staff about a gym I could go to. They made some phone calls and I was getting a ride to the local gym. The experience was many things, fun, nice to lift weights, and very Japanese. Because my shoes I came in, were from outside I needed to use a different pair. The kind girl Minami searched the back of the closet and found the cool high top skate board shoes. They were snug, but they would do the job. Minami ...
... The wheels were particularly loud, with lots of high pitch squeals. There was a very distinct change in the country side, lush green hills, little rivers and streams. Mostly for me fresh air, and very little humidity. I am now settled into my hostel and sharing a dorm with a guy from Montreal of all things. The world really is a small place in the end. Tomorrow I plan to see Mt. Fuji a little bit closer. For now I can just see the hutches or stations lighting the way to the ...
... he's a lucky **** - going down all the way! Another minute and I continue my journey. Now I remember that the mountain pass is exactly the border between Yamanashi and Tokyo prefectures. Looking at the map - I have 3 more zigzags to make - it must be doable! Then 15 minutes later I'm super glad to see the roadsign - I'm grossing into Okutama city!!
"The worst is behind, but the scariest part is in front"- I post on FB, making laught of myself, but come on, I just completed ...
... we got cold. Despite the traffic, we made it to the top at 4 am, taking about an hour in a half. Once at the summit, we were shocked at all of the infrastructure there was! There were several buildings and huts that served hot soup or drinks. There were souvenirs for sale, even vending machines!!! We each bought a Japanese flag and had the date stamped on it for remembrance. We found a seat inside a hut and opened our breakfast we had gotten from the mountain hut. I ...
Other places to stay in Chichibu
5911-1 Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $166
2-3-18 Nosaka-machi, Chichibu | 3 star hotelfrom $118
1294-1 Yamada, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $114
542 Arakawahino, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $332
483-2 Shimoyoshida, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $121
5-1 Miyakawacho, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $71