I have seen many impressive mountains in my travels. However, no words or pictures prepared me for the majesty of Mt. Fuji. Even seen from miles away through the window of a rapidly moving train, it literally took my breath away.
This is the best picture I could take (and it isn't much), but I hope it remembers how awed I was in that first moment.
When something in life surpasses all your expectations, treasure that moment. Those experiences are far too rare to be wasted.
~ a little update, for those who don't follow my other account. Rach and I were cycling the length of Japan - we started in Hokkaido back in September. We made it to Hiroshima, and with over 1500 miles ridden, we had one week of cycling left to go to our final destination on Kyushu. Unfortunately, Rach was hit by a car whilst on her bike just outside Hiroshima. She sustained some minor injuries, but is generally alright. Her bike, however, was written off. The combination of injury and timescale means it isn't feasible to find another bike and continue cycling, and continuing on to our end point by other means would have felt a bit like a hollow gesture. So we decided to round it up, and we're sitting out an unexpected week here in Hiroshima, before we head over to Tokyo on the Shinkansen (which was in the original plan). Of course, it's something of an anticlimax, and after two months of moving 30 miles a day, we're feeling a little like caged animals being stuck in one place, but we're making the best of it as best we can ~
fushimi inari taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of the god inari, located in fushimi ward in kyoto, japan. the shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and take approximately 2 hours to walk up #japan#kyoto#fushimiinari#inari#temple#shrine#osaka#honshu#travel