Okuchichibu Lake view
Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... awe inspiring, the mountain rises out of almost nothing and towers over all the surrounding ranges. I had assumed that the mountain was part of a chain and would be part of a larger chain but Mount Fuji may as well be the Misty Mountain from the Hobbit in terms of its lonely yet glorious position. The weather was hazy for most of the time unfortunately (Michael said it was typical for this time of the year) and at some points in ...
... 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 ...
... for a hike yet. The rest of the day was spent on a hike up Mount Mitsutoge. I think I did this the hard way as the route I took up, from Mitsutoge station was straight up while the route down to Lake Kawaguchi was along a ridge and a lot flatter. The walk up was half along a concrete path but nicely done with a park winding along a stream for most of it and plenty of cherry blossoms. The second part was through cedar forest and where ...
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