Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Off to the mythical Mt Fuji

We got up quite early to make our trip to Mt Fuji. After catching the train to transit station we FINALLY worked out where we had to catch our bus to Fuji (wayyy over the other side of the shopping centre). We then had to wait for an hour for our bus so we sat on the ground like beggers & ate onigiri.

Our bus trip was very very relaxing and we passed the time by making up a story about Bridge Monkeys.. Before they built the bridges way out in the country-side the locals employed monkies to carry their luggage across the valleys. These animals were called Brunkies.

We arrived at Mt Fuji 2 hours later at about 3pm. The weather was a nicer 18 degrees. However, the mountain was completely covered with cloud and so we didn't even get a glimpse.

We hired 2 mountain bikes from K's house hostel and hit the village. I hadn't ridden a bike since I was about 12 and I cracked the darks more than once. And then a school girl road me off the foot path into a bush. We cycled with me screaming & yelping ARRRRR scared that I was going to be hit by a car any moment! We hit a store called "Bulldogs" which is kind of like Crazy Clarks but with more weird stuff. Our legs were aching so we headed for our favourite Japanese site.....Mos Burger!

We came back to our room (a very traditional Japanese room with waferthin futons).

After checking our facebook and emails we walked back to where Mos Burger was but went to the noodle restaurant next door. We had yummy gyoza & ramen.

We strolled back to our room and settled in for an uncomfortable night of sleep.

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