Okuchichibu Lake view
Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... met more Californians and we exchanged war stories. At Kawaguchiko Station, I was about to call K's Mount Fuji Hostel when a girl asked me if by any chance if I was going to a hostel and if it was K's. We both needed to be picked up by their shuttle. Storm as her friends call her is a Torontonian. Once we checked in, we grabbed dinner at a restaurant recommend by the hostel. It was recommended because they serve "chewy noodles" as a local specialty. ...
... elicits wide-eyed wonder, but the rest of the meal is quite outstanding. The pizza would even appeal to RI brick-oven experts!
Back to the station, we wander through the now thick crowds like a set of ducklings. Two-by-two the Amy-Lily combo is easier to spot and keep track of than you might think and we manage to stay together despite some accordion-like expanding and contracting of the line.
The fun with Amy continues back at the home ...
... to public bathing. What a hoot, had to sit on a little stool & wash our selves all over (everything supplied) then rinse off all in the nudie, then go in the hot pools we giggled a lot but it was beautiful. We we came out they had all the pampering products to use so relaxing now time for bed. Sorry no photos of bathing. It was ...
... for Fuji viewing with local tour buses and boat tours around the lake, I decided on the budget option of Shanks's pony and wandered around the shore to catch a good if not perfect view of Fujisan as it's known as the afternoon clouds cleared before heading back to my hostel in the more quiet Fujiyoshida which really was like a ghost town at night, just my style, peace! The following day I went back to Kawaguchiko for more of a wander during which Fuji ...
... and then took a walk to Tokyo Dome. Andreas wanted to check out the entrance fees to the amusement park there. With that done, we went for sushi, into the "exciting" book store for a peek (yes, their sign was accually labled "the exciting bookstore") and then, home. Goodnight for now. Oh, and happy International Star Wars ...
Other places to stay in Chichibu
2-3-18 Nosaka-machi, Chichibu | 3 star hotelfrom $118
5911-1 Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $147
1294-1 Yamada, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $118
542 Arakawahino, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $332
483-2 Shimoyoshida, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $146
5-1 Miyakawacho, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $80