After a long bus journey we arrived at the pinnacle, Mount Fuji. There are five stations but due to ice, winds, and -40 degree weather no one was allowed further than station one. However, seeing her majesty from a distance is an even greater experience and this can be done via boat and gondola ride of which we did both.
Staying overnight across the lake from the mountain different views can be experienced.
At our hotel was a hot springs, an en sui. The Japanese are firm believers in these waters. And after the long bus ride I became a believer as well.