Saturday, 3 October 2015

Spring Adventure 2015 - part 4

This is a bit late though...but better late than nothing right?! Hehe

Sayonara to our lodging in Shinjuku

Our next destination is Kawaguchiko, one of the Fuji 5 Lakes. Fuji 5 Lakes are famous spots for viewing Mount Fuji as they are located at the foot of Mount Fuji. April is off season for climbing Mount Fuji, and the official climbing season runs from July to August. My sister and I planned to hunt for views from the foothills around the Lake Kawaguchi. At this time of year, the view of snow-capped Mount Fuji and sakura is astounding.

Snow capped Mt Fuji

We bought bus ticket for Fujikawaguchiko which departs at 2pm. So we said hello to Tokyo Tower before getting on our bus. We kept our luggages in the lockers available at the train station before heading towards the Tokyo's landmark.

The bus ride was quite okay actually. We kinda enjoy the sceneries from the bus window

More cherry blossom

Everybody on the bus was euphoric upon seeing this

The Fujikawaguchiko station; small yet cozy

 As we arrived to the bus station, we were picked up by the van sent from our lodging 

Lake Villa

Mount Fuji can be seen from the window

The driver helped with our luggages

It was a 2-storey house, fit for a group of 6-8 people I would say

3 beds 

5 futons

First thing on the list was photography session with Fuji-san. We went to Kachi Kachi ropeway for a view from a higher ground. We never thought that was the only chance we had, good thing we didn't laze around in the lodging that afternoon.

Say cheese

If you ring the bell with your beloved...(you can guess what comes after, no?)

The folk tale of tanuki and rabbit

Enjoying the view from the observation deck

We were lucky to have met this sunset view

It's time to go back downhill

Walking down the sakura path