Travelogue

Mt. Fuji & the Five Lakes 富士山与五湖一日游

We tried our luck to make a day trip to Mount Fuji and the nearby five lakes.

我们从东京到富士山与五湖一日游。希望有缘看到蓝天无云的富士山。

Mt Fuji 2

It depends on the weather and climate change if one could get a clear view of one of the most iconic mountain in the world.

乘搭巴士到达河口湖站,步行15分钟便可以乘坐缆车上“天上山”。

We took the ropeway (cable car) ride up to Mt. Kachi-Kachi.

Ropeway

The not-so-tall hill provides a good view of Lake Kawaguchiko.

天上山可以一览河口湖全景。

Lake Kawaguchiko

We took a short hike through Tenjo-Yama Park to the small shrine on top of the hill.

从半山腰可上去“天上天”。

Tenjo-Yama Park

We waited for an hour but there was always small patches of cloud lingering on the summit of Mt. Fuji. So we couldn’t get the postcard shot.

下图左下方便是富士急乐园。

Mt Fuji

I guess I have to come back to Mt. Fuji again for the 3rd time.

View from Mt. Kachi-Kachi

If I do visit again, I will stay overnight at the foothill. This house is a typical Japanese house on the foothill which as a spectacular view of Mt. Fuji from the window.

如果我第三次拜访富士山,我一定选择过一夜。

Kawaguchiko

The highlight of our day trip was the visit to the Narusawa Hyouketsu Ice Cave. The cave is only about 200m deep but the temperature stays constant at 3 degree Celcius. In the olden days, locals use this natural formed ice room as their refrigerator.

这一趟富士游最高兴的是进入“鸣澤水穴”。它是一个长年保持常温(3度)的天然冰穴。

Ice Cave

Another interesting visit is to the legendary suicide park (Aokigahara Park). Many Japanese who determined to commit suicide love to end their lives by purposely walked into this forest and did not wish to be found. Many bodies still being discovered by the ranger every year.

另一个特别的景点是富士山自杀森林。每年管理员都会发现许多自寻短见的尸体。

Suicide Forest

Along the Shoji-guchi trail, there is a wind cave.

这里有个著名的风穴。

Wind Cave

You can see how thin is the earth crust in this young forest.

从地理年龄来说,这是个年轻的森林。树木刚长在薄薄的地壳上。

Earth Crust

New vegetation started the young forest on top of the rocks formed by lava flow.

有许多地方还可以看见岩浆流过的痕迹。

Lava Flow

On our last top before heading back to Tokyo, we tried our luck one last time to see Mt. Fuji’s reflection on Lake Motosuko (This was the same spot shown on the 1,000 Yen bill). We have little luck with Mt. Fuji today, it was hidden behind the cloud.

Lake Motosuko

一天内观赏到富士山与五湖的面貌。有本栖湖,西湖,河口湖,精进湖和山中湖。下回再到此重游。

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