Monday, March 14, 2016

Mt Fuji and Hakone

Today our bus took us to the Mt. Fuji Visitor Center, then to the hot springs resort town of Hakone where we'll stay for two nights, with a side-trip thrown in tomorrow.

They say that the Mt. Fuji Visitor Center observation floor usually offers a great view of Mt. Fuji. A snow storm kept that from happening.

A tourist contemplates "Snow Falling on Cedars."

The drive from the Mt. Fuji Visitor Center to Hakone took a lot longer than planned: winding and slippery mountain roads. Watching a movie about Geishas on the DVD screen helped pass the time.

View from the bus window as we creep along the snow packed highway. Notice the "Snow on Cedar" theme we got going here. Also some kind of critter crossing warning.


More from the Snow-on-Cedar genre. Not a great shot, but hey, it's from a moving bus.

Our room in Hakone is nice and roomy.