Trip Start Apr 01, 2003
7Trip End Apr 14, 2003
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Mt Fuji is Japans highest mountain standing at 3776meters high. It last erupted in 1707 and covered Tokyo 100km away in ash. I stayed in the Fuji Go-ko or Fuji five lakes region in a place called Fuji Yoshida. I only spent two days here as there wasn't a lot to do in the town itself. Mt Fuji itself kept me waiting as it was shrouded in thick cloud for most of the time I did however take a cable car up a nearby hill for an awesome view when it finally cleared enough. There were also pretty cool views of the town and massive lakes in the distance.
Unfortunately I ran out of time to take an actual trip onto Mt Fuji, but the weather hadn't really been appropriate for hiking anyway. Still it was pretty cool to check out the perfect coned shape of Mt Fuji covered in a layer of fresh snow.
After my time here it was back to Tokyo on the super fast Shinkansen trains.