Day Two at Mt. Fuji

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View from our cable car

Were rented a couple of bikes and headed out early this morning to explore Kawaguchiko. First stop was the cable car up a nearby peak to get a decent look at Mount Fuji. The views were breathtaking. We decided that the thing that makes the view of Fuji so special is its isolation. Most other mountains have got other peaks in the background or are part of a range but Fuji stands alone with its perfect slopes. We have been extremely fortunate with the weather in Japan but especially so today as the sky was crystal clear and Mt Fuji was spectacular. Rather than take the cable car back down we opted to walk the 30 minute trail down which was really beautiful and peaceful as we were the only ones who took it on.

View from our cable car

Back on flatter ground we cycled around the lake enjoying the views and the fresh air. Lots of opportunities for photo ops and it was hard not to take photos of Fuji every time we saw it. We have the luxury of the kitchen at the hostel and so we stopped at the supermarket for provisions to take back and cook.  Fed and refreshed we decided on a long walk around the lake; picking up where we left off on the bikes. Along the way we took in the oldest shrine around Mt Fuji as well as ringing a huge bell at the lake's edge. After about two and a half hours of walking we finally made it back to the hostel.

Figuring we'd earnt it, we indulged in a few beers and games of backgammon to round off our stay and enjoy the comfortable surroundings of this excellant hostel before going through the packing ritual that we are now getting used to.

Virginiagoodings says:
So glad you finally got to ride bicycles!
Love
Mum/Virginia xxxooo
Posted on: Nov 23, 2007
barrieandann says:
Feel like packing our bags and joining you, it sounds marvellous.

Lots of love

Mum and Dad xxxx
Posted on: Nov 23, 2007
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View from our cable car
View from our cable car
View from our cable car
View from our cable car
Our cable car
Our cable car
Views of Kawaguchiko
Views of Kawaguchiko
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Views of Mt. Fuji from the top of…
Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
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Views of Mt. Fuji from the top of…
Adam holding Mt. Fuji in his finge…
Adam holding Mt. Fuji in his fing…
Stephanie and Mt. Fuji
Stephanie and Mt. Fuji
Adam and Mt. Fuji
Adam and Mt. Fuji
Us in front of Mt. Fuji
Us in front of Mt. Fuji
Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji
Mt. Fuji
Mt. Fuji
Adam on our walk down Tenjozan
Adam on our walk down Tenjozan
Stephanie on our walk down Tenjo…
Stephanie on our walk down Tenj…
View of Kawaguchiko Lake
View of Kawaguchiko Lake
Kawaguchiko Lake
Kawaguchiko Lake
Us at Kawaguchiko Lake (Tenjoz…
Us at Kawaguchiko Lake (Tenjo…
Kawaguchiko Lake
Kawaguchiko Lake
Steph on her bicycle
Steph on her bicycle
Adam on his bicycle
Adam on his bicycle
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Fuji Omuro Sengen Jinja Shrine
Steph ringing a big bell along our…
Steph ringing a big bell along ou…
Adam in the supermarket with a tin…
Adam in the supermarket with a ti…
View of the Onsen next door from o…
View of the Onsen next door from …
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