Okuchichibu Lake view
Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... down with zest and vigor as soon as the noodles were cool enough. We complimented our Japanese dinner with a meal of burgers and beer the following night at the bar below our rooms, enjoying American pop music and the extremely pricey but well deserved meat. I think our burgers cost roughly 15$ and may have given us slight indigestion after a stint without such heavy meat but the taste merited the expense.
... leg of the journey though was by private rail and I had to pay for that. Only $10 so didn't break the bank.
Then, as I said, as soon as I had arrived and dropped my bags at the backpacker place, I set out to get some pictures. Walked a little way around Lake Kawaguchi-ko to get some clear shots and then up the hill over looking the lake and the town of the same name. Great viewing. And ...
... and went on to the rollercoasters. There were four rollercoasters that i really wanted to try out. Actually i cant remember the names but they were all spectacular in their own way. But the one that stood out for me was the the on that had seats on the side of the cart that turned depending on what section of the rollercoaster you were on. Pretty scary if your facing down and the cart hurtles towards the ground at about 60kph. I think it was a good thing i was ...
... around the shore to the north. The clouds parted enough to give a decent view of Fuji as well. My walk back over the bridge was badly timed. There was some race on and I found myself heading the wrong way down the footpath as a couple of thousand runners headed the opposite ...
... down one the left towards the hostel, continue straight along the main path towards town or take a right down to the lake. I took the latter option though it turned out not to be a well worn path. The lake was pretty with the sun starting to go down but I was ready to finish up at this stage. I walked the five kilometres back through town but a bus or train would have been a better idea. A good hike though and a nice way to spend the ...
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
542 Arakawahino, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $332
483-2 Shimoyoshida, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $146
5-1 Miyakawacho, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $80