JAPAN PHOTOS by Philbert Ono

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Last additions - Fuji-Yoshida 富士吉田市
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After climbing for about 40 min., we reached the 6th station here. We're already above the clouds.Jul 14, 2009
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For a full-length account of my climb, see this article.Jul 14, 2009
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After climbing it, my image of this mountain will never be the same.Jul 14, 2009
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Watching the sunrise from outside our hut.Jul 14, 2009
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Rocky trail looking up on Mt. Fuji.Jul 14, 2009
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Mt. Fuji toriiJul 14, 2009
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Our mountain hut on the 8th station, called Toyokan. 東洋館Jul 14, 2009
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We spent the night in the mountain hut with a small dinner.Jul 14, 2009
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A good part of the trail had us going on all fours.Jul 14, 2009
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Branding my walking stick.Jul 14, 2009
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Reaching the summit.Jul 14, 2009
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Hut roofs are weighed down with rocks so it doesn't blow away with the wind.Jul 14, 2009
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At the summit of Mt. Fuji. It was so windy and rainy that we couldn't walk around the rim. Could hardly see anything.Jul 14, 2009
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Rock and more rock on Mt. Fuji.Jul 14, 2009
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Looking down at the trail.Jul 14, 2009
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Our bunk bed.Jul 14, 2009
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Bags of drink cans.Jul 14, 2009
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Shadow of Mt. FujiJul 14, 2009
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Going down was tiring too. But better than going up.Jul 14, 2009
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Yoshida-guchi trail entrance, we started from the 5th station.Jul 14, 2009
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Yoshida-guchi trail entrance sign.Jul 14, 2009
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Mt. Fuji as seen from the shinkansen bullet train.Jul 14, 2009
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Smokestacks mar the view of Fuji.Jul 14, 2009
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Mt. Fuji from the air.Jul 14, 2009
     
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