Harajuku Station Sun, July 5 th
In order to experience the teenage culture at its most extreme, visit Harajuku on a Sunday, when many young people gather ...
 
Takeshita Dori   The symbol of Harajuku and birthplace of many of Japan's fashion trends, Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street...
 
Harajuku Togo Shrine Flea Market
 
Omotesando  Walk
 
Tokyo - Nishi-shinjuku from the observation deck of  Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
 
 
Mon, July 6 th We decided we were going to climb Mt. Fuji tonight so after purchasing our bus tickets we took it easy duri...
 
Mount Fuji-san Mon July 6 – July 7
Departing Tokyo for the 2.5 hour bus ride to Yoshida-quchi and Kawaguchiko-quchi 5 th  station.
Paid for our 50 Yen bathroom stop, ready to climb!
Let the climbing begin… Start altitude: 2305m
 
 
 
Almost there!
… slow going
With about 20 minutes to spare before the sun rises… It was very windy and cold… Summit Altitude: 3776m Climb Time: 6 hours
 
 
 
 
 
 
The Descent…
 
 
 
 
DONE  and DONE! Total Time: About 10.5 hours Exhausted! … but, EXHILARATRED!!
Missy, the trooper, almost made it the whole way but was hit by altitude illness.  This is her and Dave’s version of 3400m...
 
 
 
 
Tues, July 7 Today was a recovery day.  We arrived back to our hotel at about 12:30pm and napped for 5 hours.  Got subway ...
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  1. 1. Harajuku Station Sun, July 5 th
  2. 2. In order to experience the teenage culture at its most extreme, visit Harajuku on a Sunday, when many young people gather around Harajuku Station and engage in cosplay ("costume play"), dressed up in crazy costumes to resemble anime characters, punk musicians, etc.
  3. 4. Takeshita Dori The symbol of Harajuku and birthplace of many of Japan's fashion trends, Takeshita Dori (Takeshita Street) is a narrow, roughly 400 meter long street lined by trendy shops, fashion boutiques, used clothes stores, cafes, crepe stands and fast food outlets targeting Tokyo's teenagers.
  4. 6. Harajuku Togo Shrine Flea Market
  5. 8. Omotesando Walk
  6. 10. Tokyo - Nishi-shinjuku from the observation deck of Tokyo Metropolitan Government Building
  7. 13. Mon, July 6 th We decided we were going to climb Mt. Fuji tonight so after purchasing our bus tickets we took it easy during the day and explored the electronic district around Shinjuku Station. Then, we went back to our hotel and mentally prepared ourselves for Fuji.
  8. 15. Mount Fuji-san Mon July 6 – July 7
  9. 16. Departing Tokyo for the 2.5 hour bus ride to Yoshida-quchi and Kawaguchiko-quchi 5 th station.
  10. 17. Paid for our 50 Yen bathroom stop, ready to climb!
  11. 18. Let the climbing begin… Start altitude: 2305m
  12. 22. Almost there!
  13. 23. … slow going
  14. 24. With about 20 minutes to spare before the sun rises… It was very windy and cold… Summit Altitude: 3776m Climb Time: 6 hours
  15. 31. The Descent…
  16. 36. DONE and DONE! Total Time: About 10.5 hours Exhausted! … but, EXHILARATRED!!
  17. 37. Missy, the trooper, almost made it the whole way but was hit by altitude illness. This is her and Dave’s version of 3400m and down.
  18. 42. Tues, July 7 Today was a recovery day. We arrived back to our hotel at about 12:30pm and napped for 5 hours. Got subway and McDonalds for dinner and played cards in the annex for the evening.

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