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Mt Fuji

Mt Fuji on a clear day.
Second Day in Tokyo

August 7th 2004
We headed out early on our second day in Tokyo for the buses to Mt Fuji. We grabbed some food before getting on the bus and settled in for the 2 1/2 hour drive. We didn't hit much traffic and got up there pretty fast. We bought a walking stick to take up the mountain and get stamped at the stations. I definitely recommend you take off the bell and ribbons/flag and store them before you start. The ... read more
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Japanese Flag 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
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