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... pass quickly. We were glad we had brought our supplies with us: a 500ml bottle of water cost $5.5 up there! As we reached the upper slopes we were forced to slow down; all of us were noticing the thinner air.
But our pace was good and at about 1:45 we reached the crater rim. From there it was 30 minutes around to the actual summit on the far side of the crater. We were in a cloud sandwich: cloudy skies above, and a valley filled ...
We were lucky, there was some rain, it was windy but not so bad that it would have been uncomfortable to climb. As long as we were climbing things, we kept warm. Resting becomes unpleasant as you are getting cold so quickly.
Towards to top it got a bit congested, there was a constant flow of climbers but noting to annoying. It looked really cool, seeing the line of head-torches bumping up and down, traveling they're way ...
... the wrong ticket and information for the bus to the fifth station and poor Japanese linguistic skills! However, after asking lots of people and a bit of frustration, we got to the Fifth Station in thick cloud, fog and drizzle. Not a particularly auspicious way to start the trek! We had read a fair bit about the climb and knew that it was extremely popular and often crowded, but we were not ready for just how crowded the mountain was. It was crazy! The trek itself is ...
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.
Wasted no time going from the base of Fuji to our first onsen (hot spring baths). The minerals in the water are supposed to do good things for the skin. It felt amazing to rest our muscles and get clean after the trek. Checked into Hakone Suimeiso ryokan, a traditional Japanese guesthouse. This is where you are served a kaiseki meal in your room ...