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... WW1 and WW2. There were a LOT of steps. But when I finally got to the top, I was rewarded with one of the most iconic views of Japan, Chureito Pagoda with Mt. Fuji in the distance. Sure, it may look even nicer when the cherry blossoms are in bloom, but it was pretty amazing. I took way too many pictures. hehe. I also hiked further up the mountain to check out views of lilies and Mt. Fuji but they were not really in season and the angles ...
... of the local sumo stables. It was fascinating to see these wrestlers, mostly novices, spar in test matches and do drills pushing each other around the ring! Often lean, strong wrestlers would best the heavy ones; we’re hoping to catch a professional match later on to see how different it is! We then swung by the morning fish market for a breakfast of very fresh sushi, and spent a while browsing the hundreds of stalls at the market itself. ...
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 ...
... fork not on the map. Hearing voices we scaled a path straight up and found the trail. Will fell asleep. We were hoping he'd save that for the bus, but the kid was out. My phone suddenly died although I knew I had plenty of battery. Mike was getting annoyed when I bugged him to take pictures. We finished the trail in an hour and a half with 2.5 hours to kill before our bus departure. We answered a survey from a young Japanese woman who was obviously disappointed ...
... sardine tin, so we struggled to sleep well at all. No water supply there. Dinner was served at 4pm then made to go to bunk beds to make space for people arriving later to have their dinner. Tried to go to sleep around 6:30pm. Wake up call was at 2am to hike the rest of the way to the summit for sunrise. We were determined not to get stuck in the queue of people going up to the summit so left before the rush at 1am. We totally missed all the crowds and made it to the summit in good ...
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