MT. Fuji as a day trip from Tokyo

Old Jul 30th, 2016, 07:09 AM
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how was your view of Fuji-san?
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Old Jul 30th, 2016, 02:52 PM
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We had a few stunning views!!!
We had seen the peak from
Tokyo before we headed out figuring it would be a good day!
We had a dreamy view while riding up of the peak floating over the clouds! Fantastic!

Also got a nice view of the peak just before docking in Moto Hakone on the pirate boat with the tori gate to the right and Fuji high up to the left!
Impossible to capture on an iPhone, but embedded in my memory!

We learned that the rope way had just reopened this week after being closed for a year! The crowds were def higher for this reason too! We were able to briefly stop at Owakudani, walk to the viewing platform and see the volcanic activity steaming below.
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Old Jul 30th, 2016, 02:55 PM
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Btw... We used the JR pass to get to Odawara and then bought the 4000 yen pp free zone passes. Much Cheaper than the 13,000 yen bus tours! But definitely more of a challenge on our own!
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Old Jul 30th, 2016, 04:41 PM
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Our guide told us that from Owakudani you can get eggs cooked in that sulphur steam. Some one bought some and they smelled well like sulphur but he said the taste was ok, like a hard boiled egg. I passed!

Glad you are having fun. we were impressed by Japan, especially the cleanliness and by how friendly and polite the people were.
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Old Jul 30th, 2016, 04:58 PM
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Yes! We heard that they turn black when cooked in the sulphur and people eat them! We totally weren't into eating one either!
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Glad you went, MBM. It's nice to see the beauty of Japan. So now tell us about what you've been eating. Japanese food is my absolute favorite!
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Old Jul 31st, 2016, 03:54 PM
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Tell me your favorites!!!
The best so far was breakfast at Tsukiji!
I had some Delish soba too!!
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Sushi and sashimi are always good bets, especially since fish is dirt cheap in Japan. I buy sushi trays at grocery stores in Japan. I always find some unusual fish that we don't have here.

For something different, try okonomiyaki pancakes, especially the seafood ones. They're really from the region around Hiroshima, but you can find them in Tokyo. There are even some places where they give you the batter, and you make them yourselves at your table. The children will think it's great fun.
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Osaka-style okonomiyaki: oishii kata desu!

I am going to have to find out the name of the place that the Westin Osaka concierge recommended to me.
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Thank you all for your tips and ideas in this topic, it will help me
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