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Mt. Fuji Winter Sightseeing

Happy holidays from Japan! Chris and I have been for a little over a week, spending my 28th birthday and Christmas with my parents. On my birthday (Christmas Eve!) we went on a Mt. Fuji winter sightseeing tour that is sponsored by one of the US Navy bases here. My parents and I had gone on this same tour back in 2005, but this was Chris’ first time.

Here are some of my favorite shots of the day!

My parents– my rock and 2/3 of my everything. As I was taking this picture…

Chris jumped in with a goofy smile, making this my favorite picture of the entire trip. :)

Fuji Peace Park. True to its name, the top of the hill (where the white pagoda stands) is a serene little part of the world with an AMAZING view of Mt. Fuji.

Here I am with my Kelly Moore B-Hobo (which, btw, is the best day-trip bag ever)! Don’t mind me not having a jacket on…the hill was quite steep and I got really hot!

After the Peace Park, we headed to some more sites around the base of Mt. Fuji. Here are some snacks to tide folks over:

Lake Kawaguchi, one of the five lakes that surround Mt. Fuji. This was taken from a cable car on Mt. Kachi Kachi. BEAUTIFUL view, sort of a scary 3-minute ride.

Another gorgeous view of Mt. Fuji from the top of Mt. Kachi Kachi. The weather was nice that day (cold but thankfully not windy), and the clouds looked amazing.

Japan never ceases to amaze me…and I want to share a little part of it with you, dear readers! Stay tuned in the next couple of days for a (yummy) giveaway– the first from Faye Bernoulli Photography! :)

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