Hiking Mt. Fuji.

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I told myself that I would post these pictures before the year is over. A very quick recap of my August JET excursion to Mt. Fuji.

Five-hour bus ride from Toyama to Base Five of Mt. Fuji.

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Two-hour wait at Base Five.

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Ten-hour hike (because of the supercold!) through the night with about 4,000 other people because it was Obon.

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One other-worldly sunrise.

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Four-hour hike down.

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One extremely tiring bus and train ride home. We all said we were glad that we did it, but never again.

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Consumed: about five Snickers bars, four peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, three matcha Kit Kat bars, and one very expensive cup of noodles at Base Eight.

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9 Responses to Hiking Mt. Fuji.

  1. kristiwiley says:

    What is obon? Because that looks super packed. Is it always like that?

    • Sarah says:

      Ah, yes! Obon is an annual Buddhist event for commemorating one’s ancestors. It’s one of the three major holidays in Japan, so people are actually off work for a week and EVERYWHERE IS SUPER CROWDED.

  2. When did you sleep? Gorgeous photos as usual!

  3. Great photos! That first one is mind-blowing.

  4. curran2013 says:

    I’m new to the whole “blogging thing”…I hope that I am able to share my stories as thoroughly, and as beautifully as you share yours! Honestly, before now, Japan ranked somewhere toward the bottom of things I wanted to do before I die…now I think I’d better hurry up and buy a ticket just in case I want to do it twice! Cheers and thanks!

    • Sarah says:

      Oh, wow, arigato gozaimasu! I’ve been blogging for a while, and I STILL don’t know what I am doing. I’m so happy to hear that Japan moved up on your short list of places to see though. I can honestly say it is by far one of the most interesting places on the planet. I am also proof that you can survive on little Japanese. Hope you get the chance to visit someday soon.

      • curran2013 says:

        Knowing what you’re doing, and doing it are sometimes mutually exclusive ideas. It’s a very good thing that you don’t “know” what you’re doing, that’s probably what makes it special. Thanks for prompt reply, and I for allowing me to share your awesome adventure! Yoku to shi, -nai kara no subete no utsukushi-sa no nagare o oboete iru.

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