I feel so sorry about the long draggy KIRAKIRA Golden week series so I decided to chiong finish the last part today. Already v tired but I wrote in my BUJO about finishing blog post on day 3 so I am going to v fasterly finish writing this and go to sleep. Actually now I am in bed wearing my pajamas and v v v ready to go to sleep anytime. So I will long talk short say (chinese).
On day 3 of GW, after my photo spamming at Gaspard and Lisa land, I took one stop to 河口湖 station. That place was seriously crowded with people trying to get to the Shibasakura festival (which I intended to go at first but gave up cause of the crowd).
Since it was already 1130, I decided to grab lunch first before starting my sightseeing here (I planned to just walk walk along the 湖). And that proved to be v smart of me to have an early lunch because the queue became super long after 10 mins. Lol. Apparently the shop I went to was this famous shop selling the famous local dish. I saw quite a few foreigners and there were also Japanese, meaning that this shop is really famous.
And of course, like the true blue foreigner I am, I chose the special local dish called the FUDOU HOUTOU. Looks like udon to me! Even the coaster is oshare looking. And I like how the seasoning is placed in a Mt Fuji-like thing.
Piping hot Houtou!!! And it was really good!!! Even though I am not a veggie person, I really liked it! Especially the pumpkin!
And after lunch I went out of the shop and saw the tip of Mt Fuji blocked by clouds. Sian but at least the weather was still fine. Aiya, just treat it was some kind of art lorh.
So I started my walking towards the 湖.
I see the river now!
Getting back to the station. I like how they have Mt Fuji on the street sign!
Back at the station! Don’t know what they have this random torii just outside the station. Like v no link but I guess that’s how things are in Japan. Weird is the norm.
It’s this Fuji railway express train again!
But no I’m not riding it this time hahahha. Trying out the Narita Express NEX this time. The name sounds really cool and the train looks v professional (big contrast against the kiddy Fuji train lol).
The inside is woah… cool looking hahahhaa. I prefer the Hitachi tokkyuu train I took on the first day though.
Obligatory shots on the outside when on the train. Took this when the train was moving ok. Not bad quite stable right hahahha.
Changed to another train! It’s the thomas land train omg! I thought it was only for people paying extra!!! Don’t know why they let me take it!
Brings back memories… of my niece’s childhood. This train dude is not my era one. My era is pokemon, digimon and powerpuff girls lol.
Taken by angmoh family who offered to help me take when they saw my furiously taking photos of all the corners of the train. This time not that awkward I hope. Practice makes perfect.
It’s かせい. But alot more inaka looking than the 開成 station near my workplace lol. #samenamedifferent
And last stop of my trip! 下吉田 station! To get to the 忠霊塔！I don’t know why the leaves so red but it’s not autumn here!
Mt Fuji! Hahaha. With that annoying piece of cloud.
I am eggcited about the top!!! Gonna start climbing!!
Woah!!! Hahahha. V nice!! and it’s like only foreigners around! (I told my jap friends later and no one knew about this place lol. Conclusion: this place only recommended on english sites)
Too bad no sakura liao. But it was really pretty! Anyway this marks the end of my GW trip. After that I was rushing back to catch the last train of the inaka line to my dorms. Super tired but super satisfied with this solo trip!
Can’t wait for my next (solo) trip!