First report from Japan

Our first blog post since leaving for Japan…

We had been driving amongst the lakes to the north of Mount Fuji since last Saturday and only left for Tokyo on Wednesday afternoon. However we were so “busy” shopping and “gourmeting” in Tokyo that it was hard to find time to post anything. Now that I can find time to tap on the free wifi…

Our initial drive was through snow,

Drive to Yamanakako3
Fortunately the road was cleared

Incredibly the roads are so well cleared every morning – not our car though and I had to practice scrapping ice off the windscreen (something I had not done for 12 years)… However, we were blessed with great weather coming through for the next few days. Mr Fuji was only covered up for a short time during the 5 days!

Lake Yamanakako6
Lake Yamanaka – luckily we had snow boots!

One thing about driving in Japan is that courtesy of the drivers. If you can negotiate the traffic in a major city, driving in Japan’s countryside will be a breeze. As usual, the caution is on black ice, and during this period when the temperature fluctuates between negative and just a few degrees above zero, the snow melts and refreeze even in the day.

More posts to follow.

Author: Mel & Suan

Mel works his day job for a living, but lives for antiquities, history and geography at all other times. He enjoys writing and thought sharing and obviously traveling. Suan is a homey person, who like girlie stuff such as cross stitching etc. Enjoys shopping & modeling for Mel. What a match!

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