Chureito PagodaOctober 8 in Japan
The morning today was spent walking to the iconic Chureito Pagoda. Mt Fuji was completely covered in cloud for the day but the view from the pagoda was still as stunning. It is a very easy walk from the nearest train station, but once at the entrance of the shrine (leading up to the pagoda) 398 steep steps were needed to reach the pagoda. Several selfie shots were taken along the way to break up this uphill climb, but overall not too difficult.
We took it easy at the pagoda and didn't go any further than the observatory points. There are some hiking trails further along from there but we were short on time. The rest of our day was spent transiting from Mt Fuji to Nagoya. Given that it was a national holiday in Japan the trains were very busy and booked out early, making our 4 hour transit into an almost 8 hour one! But the efficiency and availability of Japan's trains still guaranteed our arrival into Nagoya. Not much to report on Nagoya as we were just having an overnight stay before making our way to Takayama.Read more