What I wake up to on my second day in Japan, neighborhood around Lake Kawaguchi
Dress (Tailor-made), Belt (Unbranded), Tights (Marks & Spencer),
Shoes (Yongki Komaladi), Bag (Charles & Keith)
Where did I spend my second day in Japan? We drove around Lake Kawaguchi on our way to Shibazakura Festival, found a good spot to take photo with Mt. Fuji graciously stand as the background, what an exciting opening, right? For your information, there are five lakes surrounding Mt. Fuji; Lake Kawaguchiko, Lake Yamanakako, Lake Saiko, Lake Shojiko, and Lake Motosuko. While we spent our night around Lake Kawaguchi, for the other lake we drove passed them on our way to Shibazakura Festival, and from what I see Lake Kawaguchi is indeed the most developed area.
Found a good spot to take photo with Mt. Fuji on our way to Shibazakura Festival
Can you spot Mt. Fuji in the background? If the weather is clear, the view around Shibazakura Festival is magnificent. Too bad, a while since we arrived, the cloud begun to cover Mt. Fuji's peak. Shibazakura festival itself is a time limited event of flower festival located at Fuji Motosuko resort in the foot of Mt. Fuji. The festival usually held between April-June, on a spring season of course. Our tour guide say that Shibazakura is one kind of Sakura which grow as a shrub, instead of blooming in a tree like the usual Sakura which is famous in television. We spent around one hour in Shibazakura Festival, live observing the spectacular ambience around Mt. Fuji which was completed by a great tourism event perfectly created by a bunch of Japan's dedicated people. Once in a while, I would think, if only our people here in Indonesia is as dedicated as them, then there will be no more unemployment in our country since we actually got a lot to sell only from our tourism aspect. Well, then, should we at least promise to maximize our effort in each of our area of expertise, shall we?
A glance of Mt. Fuji as the background of houses in area around its foot, don't you want to live in a place like this?
From Shibazakura Festival we climb straight to Mt. Fuji's 5th station, the last station which is available to be visited by bus. The climber path from 5th station (2,300 m above sea level) until Kengamine (Mt. Fuji's highest point at 3,775 m above sea level) is available for mountain climber to explore on foot. Photos and story from 5th station will be posted later with my next destination: Shinjuku, Tokyo!