We have lived here in Japan for a little over 2 1/2 years…. I wont bore you with all we have done, seen, explored, experienced, ect, however I will tell you that almost all of the Americans I have met here will tell you they have a “Japan Bucket List”…. Usually filled with monuments, shrines, cities… But at the top of many of these lists is climbing Mt Fuji… and it was sitting quietly at the top of ours.
This was becoming a dream more then an actual reality though for us… My husbands Navy schedule has not allowed for us to go these past 2 summers, and with the boat pulling out once again for this Season, we were starting to come to terms that this adventure may not be one we could make work! We only have about 5 months left here in Japan, and the mountain is only open for about 10 weeks!
But low and behold, the opportunity arose! Maybe not the Overnight “watch the sunrise from the top of the world” adventure we originally sought, but one all in its own.
The boat was in port and we were able to split up our 3 kids and dog between some friends, pack up our bags, and hit the Mountain on opening weekend!