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... we would just stay in the gondola and go back. Good plan but unfortunately we were not allowed... we had to get in the enormous queue. At least it moved fairly quickly and I wrote this blog whilst in the queue. We caught the gondola and the ropeway train back the other direction to Gora. We were worried that our Ryokan was in such a remote area that there might not be any food for dinner there - so we decided to continue to Gora and grab ...
... up some food to feed the multitude of fish, ducks, and even a few swans that crowded near our group at the boat pier. We could scarcely get rid of all the food before the boat arrived and we headed aboard for a scenic and relaxing boat cruise around Lake Yamanaka. Aboard the boat, we were offered some of the best views of Mt. Fuji all day and the students were busy snapping away all the pictures they could manage.
Departing from the boat, some ...
... a midway observation point too. Try and go early before noon to get a cloud free view
There are many other touristy things to do around the lakes and it depends on what you want to do. There are lots of museums and crafty things all around the lakes.Its worth going just for the view. I recommend staying at Koe house japanese style which is super close to the station.
... and their train life, but is still strange to witness it yourself. As soon as the train sets itself in motion, the people change from quiet and non-expressive to shouting and laughing. Bento-boxes (lunch packages) are opened and snacks are shared between strangers. It's some sort of a "we're all in it together"-like atmosphere. I had a talk with an elder person sitting next to me, who turned out to be a keen hiker as well. Odd how ...
... guesthouse that had nice views and was cheap and thus turned out to be great. Dumping our bags and getting orientated, we charged up the hill and 5 zillion stairs to see the sun set and get some beautiful views of the volcano. We had about 20 minutes then the sun vanished, clouds came over and it disappeared from view. It seemed like an evening for a beer, luckily we needed a shop to buy our morning yoghurt. We sat in our warm room on the tatami matting and had ...