Mount Fuji

Fuji is visible from central Tokyo (e.g. from my office building), but only on clear days. In January we went to Hakone, near Fuji, to stay in a Japanese inn and soak in hot pools. Riding a cable car and then a ropeway up a nearby mountin, we got a rare clear view of the mountain.

Fujisan and a cable car

The photo was taken after riding the ropeway up the nearby mountain. It was a beautiful sunny day, but the wind was so strong it was hard to stand up straight, and freezing cold too. I went through great discomfort getting the photos.

Word of the day: Fujisan. This is the Japanese name for Mount Fuji – san means “Mount” (as in “Mount Fuji”). Yama means “mountain” (as in “Fuji is a mountain”), but I’ve never heard anyone here refer to “Fujiyama”. So that’s interesting, isn’t it.

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4 Responses to Mount Fuji

  1. Erin says:

    Mount Fuji Rox!!!!!!!!!

  2. lin-z says:

    Mt Fuji is cool i want to go there some day

  3. dan says:

    mt fuji is sick

  4. calvin says:

    high five

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