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Really, this blog is about much more than just fish and Fuji. It's been a busy week: read on for stories of panda bears, stately forests, ancient temples, sumo wrestlers, lots of rain, confusing trains, and, yes, big fish and a big mountain.
Last Saturday was a day to visit the Ueno Zoo, not far from where we were staying in Tokyo. One of the main attractions for us here was the chance to see panda bears, something we haven’t had ...
Praying for good weather conditions, we left Kawaguchi by bus to climb Mt Fuji. Arrived at the 5th station around 9pm.
The 5th station is basically the end of the tree-line on the mountain.
We aimed to be at the top of Mt Fuji around 4:30 am in order to see the sunrise. The climb should take around 5-6 hours. An hour on the Mountain and another 3 hours to go back to the 5th station in order to catch the first bus back to Kawaguchi ...
I've got a little behind with the blog over the last few days, but now have some time to catch up on the train from Hakone to Tokyo, on our way back from Mount Fuji and the surrounding area. The day before leaving for Mount Fuji, we had a cloudy day wandering around some of the older parts of Tokyo. We started near the Fish Market in a lovely palace park centred around a tidal, salt lake fed by the sea bordering the park (Hama-Rikyu Onshi-Teien). The gardens were lovely even on ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... on a monday evening in Ito and unfortunately it was not much; we ended up in a diner eating burger (hamburg), then we bought some beer and snacks before we returned to the hostel. Back there we went again to the lounge to enjoy Ghibli studio music and play „City-Country-River“ with self made up categories like bodyparts or superheroes.
Tuesday, 25. August
Same s... story, different day. Woke up already early because of the ...