Just a few photos from our recent camping trip.
The first few photos were taken at Oshino Hakkai, a collection of 8 natural springs in Oshino village, Yamanashi prefecture. The springs are connected by a system of caves, and are known for their clarity.
Look at the sattelite photo below. The marker in the north-eastern section of the map shows the location of Oshino Hakkai.
Our campsite, however, was in part of Fujinomiya City, on the other side of Mt. Fuji, near Lake Tanuki. (That’s the other marker)
The route from the expressway to Lake Tanuki brought back some fond memories… we crossed the path which Ian and I used back in 2002 on our crazy hike from Lake Motosu (That’s the large lake on at the top left of the map) to the summit of Mt. Fuji. Most climbers start from one of the 5th stations, about HALF WAY up the mountain.
The urge to climb was hard to resist…