Friday, May 17, 2013

Mt Fuji Shibazakura Festival

Fuji Shibazakura sakura icecream

This is called sakura soft cream replacing cloudy Mt. Fuji. I finally got to go up as I waited for weeks recovering from a bad cold, waiting for friend's schedule, gambling the weather and fighting for the bus tickets. But everything didn't work out so I eventually travelled up by myself on Monday (13th).

Fuji Shibazakura
With great imagination, the misty patch on the right is supposed to be Mt. Fuji.


Fuji Shibazakura

Fuji Shibazakura

Fuji Shibazakura

Fuji Shibazakura

Fuji Shibazakura
Some parts had begun to turn green. I was a bit late, but still ok!

Bought souvenir sweets for friends. Contains actual Sakura leaves!

sakura mochi
For my course-mates! (photo taken next day)

While people usually buy yakisoba or udon, I bought turkey leg for 850yen! Yes I was hungry and I sat at a bench, looking at sakura and munching my big turkey leg! So not Japanese... XD

I wanted to buy the sakura petal shaped macarons but everything was sold out by 2pm!!!

You don't have much choices up the mountain and one bottle of tea would cost you 200yen compared with the usual 120yen at Tokyo.

Fuji Shibazakura
They sell the plants too! But they just look...different.

On my way home... Mt. Fuji playing hide and seek...very funny...very funny...

12 comments:

  1. Wow~~ the flowers are soooo pretty!
    Cant find 4 seasons in Spore~~~ sigh!

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    1. Yeah exactly! That's why I die die also must go up XD

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  2. Well everything is so colorful and nice, great example of spring/summer :)

    That Mt Fuji...always sooo elusive

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    1. Yeah, gonna ask my friend to poke it when they climb up in late June!

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  3. He-he, Fujisan is in joifull mood.

    Great photos, and another icecream cone :lol:
    I was on Fuji in mid april 2011, exactly at sakura blooming, and I saw nothing like that. Prolly it was too early. I am so jealous!

    哈哈哈哈, for $10 You could buy half of fried turkey in states.

    Please, keep posting about Your adventures, it is so interesting.

    ewww ...

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    1. Thanks ewwww!!!
      But I'm starting to run out of money to go for tours... because I went to some Japanese nomikai parties...

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    2. Awww, Kray, I am so sorry to hear about it.
      I do remember how are expensive tours in Japan, sorry I've never been on nomikai parties, I suppose it should be a fun :lol: Yeah, there are so many tempting things in Japan.
      BTW, hope You will not be starving.

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    3. I won't starve, thank you ^^
      I just try to save a bit on other places... but in the end I still overspend each month ><
      The rent is quite a killer!

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  4. After starting reading ur articles, it make me more wanna start there for a whole year. Too bad I dont have $$ to do that. Hope i can find a job and work there XD

    I guess mt. Fuji is camera shy. Last year i went there with my family in nov, mt. Fuji is always hiding behind the clouds untill we left....

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    1. Thank you for reading my articles! Actually I prefer to study and have a holiday than to work there because I do not like the Japanese work culture. Unless… you join a global company that does not have the Japanese work culture.

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    2. Japanese work culture?

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    3. Yes, like rigid system, working late, inflexible to change…etc.

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