Mount Fuji

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This weekend’s adventure was the infamous Mount Fuji. The Niigata ALT crowd left around noon and drove for about six hours through the Niigata and Nagano prefectures to reach the town of Kawaguchiko. After a brief dinner stop at a Skylark (which is kind of like a Japanese Denny’s), we drove up to the fifth station of Mount Fuji, an elevation of about 2305 of Fuji’s total 3,776 meters. At 10:00 pm, the Niigata JETs and my friend Eric from Seattle (who is a Hiroshima JET) started up the mountain. I didn’t make it all the way up, but it was still a lot of fun. I napped at one of the mountain huts and caught the 5:00 am sunrise before hiking back down the mountain. Took some fun pictures before the long drive back. Yay for Mount Fuji.