The morning of Australia's boxing day - where I'm sure there was chaos in all shopping malls back in Sydney for bargain hunters - we woke up greeted by Mt. Fuji from outside our window.
Breathtaking sunrise on Mt Fuji, reflected in harmony on the water surface.
After a multi-course Japanese breakfast (can live with this everyday!), we took the free shuttle bus provided by Fujiginkei straight to Fuji Q Highland.
This was mainly to cater 1/2heart and our youngest member of the trip group. Because well, I am spineless, especially when I saw all those crazy rollercoasters.
1/2heart tried the Takabisha
But I did get to visit the ghost house (Super Scary Labyrinth of Fear - pretty cool and scary if you were alone I think. But as there were 4 of us... well...) and Ultimate Fort (a sort of escape game with awesome props inside. Man, they don't hold back. I really recommend to try this).
|Mt. Fuji as the backdrop|
And I wanted to visit the Neon Genesis Evangelion exhibit, where they has life scale of Eva-01 (well pretty much only the head & shoulder part). Couldn't help but humming the cruel angel thesis when I was inside the building.
We only spent half-a-day at Fuji-Q, as we wanted to visit the Ferry ship and Kachi-kachi ropeway. Upon arrival back at Kawaguchi-ko, we had lunch at Fuji Tempura Idaten. It was only 3 minutes walk from the station.
Our tempuras were prepared and fried right in front of patrons.
Crispy light battered awesomeness. Tempura sauce was a bit bland for my liking, but still a good meal.
Fuji Tempura Idaten
〒401-0301 山梨県南都留郡 富士河口湖町船津3486−4
Ferry (around Lake Kawaguchiko) & Kachi-kachi ropeway (which took us to the higher grounds) treated us to - well, mainly panoramic views, and more of Mt Fuji.
I didn't complain though. Can never get sick of this.