The Hydrangea, Ajisai in Japanese, are one of the floral stars of Japanese summer and are emblematic of the season. While they dislike the full impact of the scorching summer sun, they thrive in woodlands. Abundant in parks, especially good spots even become sightseeing destinations during the summer months. (more…)
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Fujiyoshida is located in the Fuji Five Lakes region. With a few free hours on our hands, we decided to start exploring a little. The lake closest to us (only 6 minutes by train) is Kawaguchiko (河口湖). On the walk from the station to the lake, the town looked a bit depressing at first, and not at all like a touristic spot. Only upon reaching the lake shore, the usual souvenir shops and cafes started showing up.
A little further on, the Kachikachi Ropeway goes up the mountain. From the top, Mt. Fuji can be admired on one side, while the other side overlooks the lake.