Tuesday, November 20, 2018

lake kawaguchi (day 2)

We woke up early the next morning but Mount Fuji was still "sleeping".

Breakfast was quite heavy (for me)...an omelette, ham, sausage, some lettuce....yogurt, orange juice, toast, coffee.

After checking out, we walked from our hotel back to Lake Kawaguchi.

This is what the Momiji Kairo (Fall Foliage Corridor) looks like in morning lighting.

Can you believe the leaves were more plentiful and more colorful last week?!

Satoshi wanted to check out the Itchiku Kubota Museum, and since Mount Fuji was still "sleeping", we decided to check this museum out.

Itchiku Kubota was a textile artist who apparently revived a lost art technique called "tsujigahana" which is a method of dyeing and decorating cloth.

The kimono collection (on display) that he created were beautiful.

And the grounds that his museum is on is also beautiful, so be sure to walk around.

Admission is 1300 yen but worth it to see the hillsides behind the buildings especially since the leaves had changed.

Lunch was at Momiji-tei, which is famous for houtou.

Houtou is a local dish that is similar to miso soup with flat noodles in it.

Satoshi had the kinoko (mushroom) version while I ordered the kabocha (pumpkin).

Huge pieces of kabocha, daikon (radish) as well as other veggies and noodles...it was a very hardy dish.

After lunch, Mount Fuji decided to show herself, so we decided to check her out...

We went to Shimoyoshida and climbed up to see the view of Mount Fuji at the Arakurayama Sengen Park.

This is where many people, maybe even Lonely Planet has taken many shots of Mount Fuji.

At this time of day though, the backlight was pretty harsh so the photos we took were mostly shadowy.

If you are interested in seeing a short video, click the link here.

I hope you enjoyed our short adventure as much as we did.

We were lucky to see Mount Fuji for two days in a row.

3067-1 Kawaguchi, Minamitsuru-ward
Fujikawaguchiko, Yamanashi
Phone: 0555.76.8200
Hours 10:30-21:00

Arakurayama Sengen Park
From Fujikyu Shimoyoshida station about 10 minutes plus 398 stairs.
3353-1 Arakura, Fujiyoshida, Yamanashi


Anonymous said...

so pretty, especially that first one of the fall foliage street! Lots of people up early too.
I must say I've been pretty lucky on all my visits to Japan, seeing peak seasons for kochia in Hitachinaka, all sorts of blooms in Hokkaido, including shibazakura in Hokkaido and around the 5 lakes, fall foliage around Lake Towada and Kurobe Gorge.
Saw views of Fujisan from Shosenkyo Gorge, and Takaosan Only place I couldn't catch Fujisan was from Mishima that was storming and clouded over. We could see Fujisan very clearly from our hotel room in Mishima although we overlooked a treatment plant LOL.

K and S said...

I hope the weather will be good while you are here V!

Take care.

jalna said...


Rowena C. said...

glad you had great weather to properly enjoy the fall season -- I am so ready for some sun over here.

K and S said...

Thank you Jalna!

We are expecting some rain tomorrow Rowena! hope you guys get some sun!

Take care you two.

KirkK said...

Lovely adventure. Thanks for sharing!

K and S said...

Thanks, it really was Kirk :)

Take care.