If you ever come to Shinjuku, you won't want to miss climbing up the Tokyo Metropolis Government Building and getting a view of the city from their 45th floor observatories (there are two, North and South).
This is the view from the North observatory. If you look above the city you can actually see a shadow of Mt. Fuji. It's very rare to get a clear view of our tallest mountain during the hot and muggy summer season, but in the winter the air gets clearer and Mt. Fuji can often be seen from Shinjuku!
Speaking of Mt. Fuji...did I mention that I climbed it in August?
Mid-July to late-August is the peak climbing season for Mt. Fuji. I went with my sister and friends this summer for the first time. We started climbing at night, which is the norm for people hoping to see the sunrise at the top. The climb was pretty hard and we took a lot of breaks along the way. But we made it to the top, just as the sun was rising, and it was beautiful sight to see.
I thought I'd share some photos with you here.
The last photo is a stamp I got on my climbing stick...it has the date of the climb engraved in it, which just happens to be my birthday! Don't think I'll be forgetting this day anytime soon!
Hope you had a wonderful week and enjoy the weekend ahead of you! Happy weekend everyone!
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