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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Day 16: Tokyo - Mt Fuji area - Tokyo

Mt Fuji was our last excursion in Japan before we returned to Seoul the next day. Took the Keio bus from Shinjuku to Lake Kawaguchi in the early morning which is about 2 hours from Tokyo.


Shinjuku

Lake Kawaguchi
Once we reached the bus terminal, we transferred to the local bus that took us to Lake Kawaguchi.


Sightseeing with retro bus


The bus pass is a postcard. Nice.. :)

Lake Kawaguchi






Fishing on the lake





Then we took the bus further up to Ohishi Park and we saw Mt Fuji. Well, only the foot of Mt Fuji that could be seen, the peak was already covered by clouds. Very disappointing. :((


Mt Fuji covered by the clouds.

Luckily we took quite a decent picture of Mt Fuji when we were on shinkansen from Osaka to Yokohama.


Mt Fuji from shinkansen

We hopped on to the bus again and stopped at Nagasaki Park.




Drown in autumn leaves


Ducks swimming on the lake, slope of Mt Fuji on the background.





Since there was nothing else to do here, we decided to go back to Tokyo early. Luckily we could still change our return bus time.

Dinner at Shinjuku station


Braised pork porridge


Shrimp dumpling porridge

The porridge were pretty good but it wasn't very fulfilling. And then we spotted another sushi standing bar. :D


¥100 for each


Salmon


Ikura (salmon roe)


Anago (conger eel)


Bincho maguro


Chutoro (tuna belly)

The tuna belly was much cheaper in Japan than in Singapore. This chutoro cost the same price as the normal maguro, so it was a no brainer to order this instead.


Amaebi (sweet shrimp)


Yaki samon (grilled salmon)

Those sushi were as excellent as the one we had in Shibuya. We had 20+ between us and now we could leave Japan happily. :D

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