Mt. Fuji and Hakone part 1
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July 2nd, 2008 – by: mewzak
Eventually, we made our way back inside to wait for the boarding call. We got on the bus and away we went, driving through the outskirts of Tokyo and making our way to Mt. Fuji. Along the way, we passed the Fuji-Q park and stopped at the Fuji Visitor Center for about 15 minutes. Then, we drove halfway up Mr. Fuji to the 5th station, where we were given plenty of "leisure time". We visited the shrine, took lots of pictures of Mt. Fuji, and browsed the five gift shops that were there. We were fortunate enough to get several glimpses of the top of Mt. Fuji as the clouds passed by.
When we left the 5th station, we headed to the Hotel Highland Resort for our Japanese style lunch. The lunch included beef, chicken, fish, and many traditional sides, such as lotus, rice, vegetables, etc. We were also given tea (of course) and dessert. While we waited to board the bus, we walked around Highland and Fuji-Q and took pictures. Chris, the coaster enthusiast, couldn't believe that he was standing under a roller coaster that he could not ride (we didn't have time plus it was closed for repairs). After we boarded the bus, we drove to the foot of Mt. Fuji to a town called Hakone.
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