August 02, 2006

Day 6 - Mt Fuji to Kyoto

We were advised that we MUST see Kyoto. So, we chose an overnight tour from Tokyo to Kyoto via Mt. Fuji with Sunrise Tours.

We travelled by motorcoach to the 5th station of Mt Fuji which was highly commercialised.

We enjoyed a boat tour on Lake Ashi followed by a trip by "ropeway" (cable car) to Mount Komagatake. I took a picture of the shelter but not of the larger abandoned hospitality structure we found during our short hike around the area.

We were put on a Shinkansen in Odawara (picture of Shinkansen is courtesy of Japan Embassy in Hungary). Whenever we had to change trains, a person was waiting for us on the platform to get us off one train and onto the next.

When we arrived in Kyoto, we were sent by taxi to the fabulous Okura Hotel (deservedly rated highly in Trip Advisor). We enjoyed a drink at the very nice hotel bar (and saw two Geisha or Makei).

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