While many of you chose to go Hatsumode for a first visit to the shrine for the new year, I went to Mt.Fuji on January 1st.
The weather was so lovely, sunny with no clouds at all.
The bus departed from Shinjuku West exit bus terminal at 10.10 and arrived at Kawaguchiko station at 11.30. Departure time is not too early for an not-so-early riser like me.
Fuji san as I arrived at Kawaguchiko station
From the bus stop, it takes 10-15 min on foot to Kawaguchiko excursion ship “En Soleil” port.
It costs 930 yen for one adult and 470 yen for children. One ride takes 20 mins. The scenery is just awesome.
I was very lucky that the sky was clear. Fuji san is clearly visible. I know many people who went to Fuji san when the weather was bad and end up seeing nothing but clouds.
After a short trip on the cruise, I took a ride on MT KACHI-KACHI ROPE WAY to enjoy the scenery from the top.
There! Kawaguchiko and Fuji san!!
from KACHI-KACHI OBSERVATION DECK
You can buy both the cruise and rope way tickets at a discount price of 1,240 yen (if you purchase separately it will be 1,630 yen). Tickets are also available at Kawaguchiko station.
I took the Fujikyu train back to Fujisan station. One ride 230 yen. We can see fuji san from Fujikyu station as well.
Where did you go on your new year holiday?
Original Story by Naveen
Edited by Monthly