9 Views of Mount Fuji

Our destination was the tourist town of Kawaguchiko, famous for its view of Mount Fuji (or Fujisan, as the Japanese call the sacred mountain). At 3776 metres, it’s Japan’s highest mountain and renowned for being a bit camera-shy – it’s obscured by cloud for most of the year. We felt very lucky to get many fantastic views of the mountain. In fact, you really couldn’t miss it.

From our hotel rooftop early in the morning.

Views of Mt Fuji

Zooming in up-close.

Views of Mt Fuji

From the train station.

Glimpses of Fujisan

And the main road.

Glimpses of Fujisan

My favourite views were from the lakeside mid-morning.

Views of Mt Fuji

It was a view to admire (or distract) while fishing.

Views of Mt Fuji

And a spectacular accompaniment to autumn foliage.

Views of Mt Fuji

And peeping from behind the hills.

Views of Mt Fuji

By late afternoon the clouds had started to roll in, though it didn’t make the view any less spectacular. It almost made us forget that we were looking at a volcano (albeit a dormant one).

Views of Mt Fuji

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