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Mt. Fuji from Hakone


Over my birthday weekend, I took a trip to Hakone for the first time. It’s a famous hot spring destination about 1.5 hours from Tokyo by train. This photo of Mt. Fuji was taken from a ropeway in Ohwakudani.

To be honest I never really “got” why people say Mt. Fuji is such a big deal. I’ve seen it from outside a Shinkansen bullet train window but all I thought was something like “well, that’s one big mountain for sure”. But the view from Hakone made me realize the beauty of it. I’m not really a religious person but I now understand why Japanese has been regarding it as something sacred.

As you get older, your perception will change over time. But it doesn’t mean what you believed before is less important or not true.

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