Spring Break ’19 Days 13 and 14: Mount Fuji

Sunrise, Mount Fuji · Yamanakako, Yamanashi, Japan

Spring Break ’19 Days 13 and 14: Mount Fuji

This was a quick trip to Japan.

And, of course, a quick trip to Japan must include a ride on the famously-fast Shinkansen trains.

Next up … Kyoto Station, Kyoto, Japan

We left Kyoto and took the train as close as we could get to Mount Fuji. And then, being the adventurous driver that I am, we drove the hour or so from the train station to our resort near Mount Fuji.

And being the crazy photographer that I am, I awoke at 5am to capture sunrise at Mount Fuji. I was blessed with good weather that morning, and the resulting photo is the lead photo above.

After Ayla woke up a few hours later, we returned the car and resumed the train trip into Tokyo. (And we’ll save Tokyo for another post.)

Track log from the time says we were going 281 km/h / 175 mph. Fujieda, Shizuoka, Japan
Our first view of Mount Fuji. 282 km/h / 175 mph. Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, 2019
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi, Japan
Lake Yamanaka Panorama Deck, Minamitsuru, Yamanashi, Japan
This was served on board the Shinkansen train.

Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
This was served on board the Shinkansen train. Nagoya, Aichi, Japan
Tracklog.
Kyoto to Tokyo, Japan, by way of Mount Fuji · 620 km / 385 mi

Footnote: I posted this article on 9 August 2019, but have backdated it to fit the timeline from when I was in Japan.

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