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... wasn't really any other place for us to go so
we caught the hot and busy bus back down. We stopped off on the way
back at Lake Kawaguchiko. It
was getting cold and dark by now though and so after a brisk walk
round and hearing the STRANGEST GOAT we have ever met (he was
screaming like a man in serious pain!) we caught the train back the
rest of the way and could safely say we were shattered!
last full day in Fuji and we, of course, went to Fuji Q ...
... had booked for the night. This was an older facility that was showing some age but still in good shape. My tatami room was huge, had an ocean view and could comfortably sleep six (since there were six futons stacked in the futon cupboard). I had a great wash and soak in the onsen facility and then a huge meal served in my room. I ate alone watching baseball on Japanese TV. It must be the playoffs as there seemed to be a lot ...
... the guy next to you. The mattress was really uncomfortable too. If I do it again I'll start later and hike all night to avoid this. I started hiking again at 1 am, to make the summit for sunrise. Tons of people are climbing at this time too, and you can see the lights stretching up the mountain.
Sunrise was really beautiful. The peak is way above the clouds and you can see forever. There was a ton of people up there but there is lots of space around the ...
... towards us. Still, I don't think I was really prepared for the sight of it as we rounded the corner on to the main street. I have never seen so many people all packed into one place. The women in brightly coloured and patterned yukata (an informal summer kimono or dress) and the men in their darker jinbei (similar summer wear for men) looked great, certainly putting me to shame in my jean shorts and tee!
We spent an hour or two ...
... straight ahead was backed up & we needed to make a right hand turn. Unfortunately there wasn’t a turn lane and it took us forever to get into a position to make our move. You know Japan is great for their mass transportation but I have to tell you their road system sucks. I have to mention it has been two weeks and S is still talking about the Rhino pooping, it has made an impression on her, and is her favorite part of talking about the ...