My #Japan #Tokyo Travel (Part 19) #Mt.#Fuji. #Kawaguchiko #Lake
One of the must do list in Tokyo, Japan, many people would say visit Mt.Fuji. Mt. Fuji is 3776 meters high, the highest mountain in Japan and situated at the border of two prefectures, Shizuoka and Yamanashi. The mountain is the major feature of Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park (1936), and it is at the Centre of a UNESCO World Heritage site designated in 2013.
With unrivaled magnificence and a beautiful cone shape, has become world-famous and is considered the sacred symbol of Japan. Mt. Fuji area is surrounded by Five Lakes of Fuji. All spots in the entire lakeside area of the Five Lakes of Fuji are different and high recommended; these five lakes are Lake Kawaguchi-ko, Lake Yamanaka-ko, Lake Motosu-ko, Lake Sai-ko and Lake Shoji-ko.
The Fuji Five Lakes are collectively referred to as the different beauty of Mount Fuji when they participate in different activities. It all a prosperous tourist area such as exploring activity the surrounding lakes, soaking in a hot spring and shopping , you can enjoy more leisurely pace and from a nice natural surroundings. Tourists love to stay overnight to enjoy hot spring and relaxing in an open air hot spring bath.
Besides that, you can climb to the summit on the climbing season lasts for only two month, from July to August. Today, it is a popular mountain to climb, before climbing they must visit the Murayama Sengen Jinja temple because Japanese people believe that Mt Fuji is a sacred mountain firmly connected to God. On the summit, people like to watch the sunrise called Goraiko from the top.
Just follow our step, we will show you a wonderful one day trip in two different environments scenery for view Mt.Fuji. The easiest option for reaching the slopes of Mt.Fuji is either by Expressway bus or train. With saving the transport fees, we choose bus because bus is cheaper but maybe you would face traffic jam on the road.
Because of Expressway bus is limited to the regular services, we worry that direct go to Bus Station buy a ticket on the date of departed and the ticket of our planning time is sold out. So we decide buy the Highway bus ticket on the online reservation from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko before one week ago visit Mt.Fuji. Expressway buses run once an hour from Shinjuku and approximately once every two hours from Shibuya.
Highway bus ticket cost 1750 yen one way per adult; we buy round trip with price 3500 yen. NOTE: After pay the payment on the online, Bus Station Company would request your email address, the company would email confirmation to you, you must click on link, it has a slip. REMEMBER, must print it out because it is your bus ticket.
When arrive Shinjuku station, you must go straight to the South Gate and take an escalator to the 4th floor. Just follow the signboard; you will be arrival Shinjuku Expressway Bus Terminal. Our ticket departed on 06:45, wait for bus coming, direct take the slip that print from email to the driver and walk into bus.
The journey takes 1 hour and 45 minutes on average, the expressway bus would stop on Shibuya to take passenger and direct go to the border Fuji area. REMEMBER, at border Fuji, the bus first would stop at the Fuji-Q Highland (the theme park for thrill-seekers), don’t go out because it is not our planning destination. Bus will direct stop at Kawaguchiko. Kawaguchiko Lake is within the border of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National park and the most easily accessible of the Fuji Five Lake with train and expressway bus.
We eat our lunch in a traditional Japan restaurant with set lunch at 550 yen and a bowl of ramen. Shocked by the dishes of set lunch is big and variety even the price only 550 yen. It including a grilled fish and there is big one, Japanese salad, tofu, pickles, miso soup and rice. Japanese traditional restaurant very insistent on their food, we want add on the sauce on the fish, they would deter you. Although the food is cook on original but it is very delicious.
Our dinner, we choose on an upstairs restaurant which is opposite of the Kawaguchiko Station. After walk up on ladder, we are walk into a modern of restaurant with a big window that can clearly view the Mt. Fuji scenery. Sit beside of the window; we are enjoying our delicious Japanese style Curry rice and Don with view the gorgeous of Mt.Fuji.
To Be Continued…..
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