Okuchichibu Lake view
Travel Blogs from Chichibu
Mt. Fuji is such an iconic part of Japan, I had to venture to this historic volcano once during my travels. Unfortunately, it was past climbing season. However, there is plenty to see in the 5 Fuji lakes region and I was determined to have some fun. The Fuji Five Lakes region is located about 1000 m above sea level on the northern base of Mt.Fuji, with 5 likes know to be one of the best places to view Mt. Fuji and to base your climb. In the 3 ...
Typhoon Nangka has made our Mount Fuji climb uncertain for the last few days. We were staying in Fujikawaguchiko (best name so far?) at the foot of the volcano, which is still active btw and hard hats have recently been brought in as they're expecting things to happen! Our journey there had been a bit fraught as trains had already been cancelled because of the storm, so we ended up on our first coach of the trip. Our hotel ...
... to get some tempura as well, as I hadn't had any yet. My main course was a chewy noodle soup with bear meat. Or that's at least what they said it was. It cost a staggering 3100 yen and the dish as a whole underwhelming. The meat didn't taste exotic at all, and it was somewhat tough. The tempura was better, came with rice, and was 1300 yen. Well, at least now I can say that I've had bear. After dinner we walked back and missed our street. We ended ...
... making kits and accessories for the girls then we split up so Anna can explore on her own. Lily and Amy continue their shared travels over some super creamy ice creams and through more charming stores.
The 100 Yen store loads up our souvenir bin with more goodies including erasers for Lily.
We all meet up at the McDonalds and snap some classic photos at the top of the street then walk back for Italian lunch. Once more, ordering plain spaghetti ...
... amp; went on a cruise around Lake Kawaguchi before driving up to the 5th station on Mt Fuji. It is the furtherest you can go by vehicle. We were now above the clouds and could see the top half of Fuji. We then headed to Hakone where we are staying over night. We arrived in Hakone at 6.00 time to check in have an up market Japanese tea & ...
Other places to stay in Chichibu
5911-1 Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $147
2-3-18 Nosaka-machi, Chichibu | 3 star hotelfrom $118
1294-1 Yamada, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $118
483-2 Shimoyoshida, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $146
542 Arakawahino, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $332
5-1 Miyakawacho, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $80