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... in Tokyo and became increasingly bemused as we travelled through the countryside and the weather failed to change at all. In fact, I think it got worse! I could hardly see anything at all through the mist. Actually, I lie. The one thing I could see as clear as day was the Fujisan Express train (I had to swap trains halfway). It was a train specifically made for the Mt Fuji line, painted with cartoon likenesses of Mt Fuji. Basically it was covered in blue ...
... sky's and fuji not blocked by any other mountains in the way(see pictures). Like the monkey park it was definitely worth the extra effort to get there and it is clear to see why the Japanese place such cultural and even spiritual importance on Fuji as it is so aesthetically pleasing and absolutely dwarfs everything around it. I'm off to Nagoya tomorrow as I head more into western ...
... catching up with Norzin and trying to teach her the technical aspects of taking photos...f-stops, shutter speed and a bit about ev and ISOs. The practical lesson will come tomorrow with a visit to Lake Shirokoma.
It was late when we got back to the ryokan. Thank goodness! I could now have a bath at the public bathroom with no one else to see me in the nudies. There were three other families there at the ryokan.
... had some fun on the lake. Mt. Fuji showed up a while and the exercise was memorable.
Only relying on public transportation means we have to spend much time traveling from one place to another. We had to take two buses, in between transfer 30-min waiting, to get to our next stop, bat's cove. The cove was really like a secret base underground. In some places you have to not only kneel down, but lie down and crawl! Quite cool inside, even a little cold. After ...
... our descent and walk slowly down. Now the suffering starts as climbing down is becoming the bigger challenge than the hike up. The gravel is loose and you have to pick carefully where to step without loosing the balance.
Now I regret that I wear soft shoes and my toes start to hurt. The climbing down takes all of our forces and we think that we have used the same amount of time as going up.