Mount Fuji From Lake Ashi

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset (Hakone, Japan)

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset (Hakone, Japan)

After spending a bit more than a week in the busy japanese capital I moved to Hakone. My idea was to relax in their thermal waters after a busy week, enjoying views of Mount Fuji.

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset - Close up Shine (Hakone, Japan)

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset – Close up Shine (Hakone, Japan)

Hakone is famous for its views of Mount Fuji, lake Ashi and the beautiful shine inside the forest. Since I visited during the rainy season, it was always cloudy and Mount Fuji was not visible.

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset - Close up Fuji (Hakone, Japan)

Mount Fuji from lake Ashi at sunset – Close up Fuji (Hakone, Japan)

The first day, during sunset, the volcano’s shadow appeared between the mist for a few minutes. The mist naturally created the look and feel of a classic Japanese painting. Mount Fuji never reappeared during the remaining couple of days I spent there.

Mount Fuji has been nicknamed “Shy Mountain” since it often hides in the mist. This was my first sight of the famous volcano that I would visit a few days later, where I planned to hike up to the peak.

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