JAPAN Mt Fuji /Tokyo 6th -13th October November 25th 2008 Before leaving we were determined to see Mt Fuji and ended up spending 4 days by Lake Kawaguchiko. In the end we were rewarded with a snow capped view and took the opportunity to walk as far as the 7th station - only 3 stations from the top...but about another 4 hours climb.
After that it was back to Tokyo, where we stayed in the compact and cool Riverside Capsule Hotel, Asakusa district. We ... read more
Asia » Japan » Shizuoka » Mt Fuji In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more