Thursday, 30 April 2015
Mt Fuji seen on the way to Kyoto!
One of the many highlights of our trip to Japan was visiting Kyoto! To visit Kyoto we took the bullet train (Shinkansen), the train itself was quite amazing from its looks to the speed. It is not the fastest train that would be the Nozomi trains.
Our trip took just over 3 hours and on the way we passed Mt Fuji which is the highest mountain in Japan at 3,776m. It is about 100km from Tokyo and if the weather conditions are good you can see it from Tokyo. Sadly we could not, but we did pass it on our journey. I was sitting in the window seat and had been enjoying all the views, when suddenly I saw it. At first I was not sure but started taking photos anyway. Then the lady selling drinks on board passed by and we asked her to make sure.
By the way the Japanese Rail Pass is well worth buying, we got one for 7 days and although we only used it for 5 days we got our moneys worth. The trip alone to Kyoto and back to Tokyo actually more or less covers the pass!