In the wake of recent Asian Pacific typhoons, the days in Japan have been pretty rainy, but today seemed like we would get a bit of sunshine. We headed to Mt. Fuji by train to take a look.
There’s a great gondola in the town of Kawaguchiko that’ll take you up a mountain for spectacular views of the valleys in this part of Honshū.
You can even see a full view of an amazing-looking roller-coaster theme park, just a few minutes (or one train station) away.
And here it is, ladies and gentlemen: Mt. Fuji!
Yes, it’s 100% there. Mt. Fuji’s cap was unfortunately occluded by clouds today. But what can you do! The views of the surrounding areas are still spectacular, and the twisty turning train ride across the mountains and villages in Japan was a treat in itself.
Edit 9/27/16: We finally got to see Mt. Fuji on the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Kyoto!