Okuchichibu Lake view
Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... look untidy. Also guys with weed eaters, hedge clippers etc ( a guy has to have his tools). Apparently they do it once a month. The only locals who weren't in on the act were the ones that had decided to go fishing. Maybe we could do this in Auckland although I'm not sure the turnout would be as large. You really had to see it to believe just how many people were out doing "the clean up".
... 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 ...
... reflections on the lake and cartoon characters. Yes, for some reason, Kachi Kachi Yama ropeway - a popular way to view Mt Fuji - is adorned with cartoon rabbits and bears while in the cable car itself, you can enjoy listening to their dialogue and songs.
One thing that did seem to be missing (not just around Fuji) are rubbish bins. I have traipsed around for hours carting empty bottles, wrappers, etc until 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