Friday, December 6, 2013

Mt Fuji one day tour at farm, ice cave and fifth station.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
My family trip on 3rd Sep continued with a one day tour to Mt Fuji, except that it was a Japanese tour :P The tour was special because they bring people to an "experience" farm called Makai no Farm". Basically it is not the actual farm that harvests milk for the mass market, but one that was designed to allow kids and family to spend time with farm animals.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
My cute nephew again trying to pat the goat's butt :)

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
Rabbits farm...

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
…with rabbits on a hideout from ruthless hands...

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
Meh!

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
Little hamsters and guinea pigs corner.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
We were a bit late for the ice-cream making experience… thanks to my nephew throwing tantrums again… The rest of the Japanese (mainly women) were on time and waiting already :S

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm
We thought we're supposed to mix ingredients but later realised that we had to put the pre-mixed ice-cream inside the bucket and then fill it with ice and salt… (did not get that part thanks to my poor Japanese listening). The salt and ice was supposed to bring temperatures down below zero for the ice-cream mixture to solidify. Sadly, because of my misunderstanding of instructions, mine remained liquid. My mum did not like the overly milky taste but my sis loved it.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm japan
The milking station opened after our ice-cream session.

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm japan
Yes, she's the one to be milked by many strangers… sorry I was one of them :P

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm japan
They have specific time for milking. (cute udders XD)

Mt Fuji makaino farm makai no farm japan
They said that we will have a BBQ lunch… so this was their so-called … "BBQ"… ...

Mt. Fuji Ice Cave

Mt Fuji ice cave
The next item in our itinerary was this ice cave. There was another wind cave on Mt. Fuji but we didn't go.

Mt Fuji ice cave

Mt Fuji ice cave
Once you descend, the air gets a bit chilly. I would not advise toddlers and people with bad knees to go down because of the steps...

Mt Fuji ice cave
…and because this part requires you to bend down to go through a small brief tunnel.

Mt Fuji ice cave
Me and my brother XD
Yes, even in summer when it's 30+ degrees outside, there will be some ice down there! That's why it has been used since ancient times to store ice.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station

Mt. Fuji 5th Station
Well, we could not see the summit of Mt. Fuji when we were there.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station summit
So I will show you this one that I took back in April 2003.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station alps
Under good weather with clear skies, you should be able to see the alps at the opposite. Unfortunately it was foggy when my family came.

Mt. Fuji 5th Station
And there were lots of souvenir shops.

That's all for my September family trip recap! I still have some blog articles to write about about my trips and experience in Japan and will update them before this year is over!

4 comments:

  1. So interesting that ice cave, nature is just a funky lady

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    1. Haha yeah! I enjoyed the ice cave exploration! Amazing it could be so cold down there and it wasn't too deep.

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  2. Awww!!!! Eva-san is milking a wild animal; what a brave girl.

    Looks like Your nephew afraid that beast, looool.

    He-he, Your brother is so young and cute :)

    And I am so glad to see a snow on the slopes, what's a great view.

    Very good report, thanks.

    ewww...

    ewww...

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    1. Hehehe, yes, I went to milk a wild beast and went down under to dig up some ice XD

      I will think of new adventures to try next time XD

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