Owakudani sulfur fields
A swan and cygnet.
A corn field at Oshino with Mt. Fuji in the background
An active water wheel used to grind buckwheat flour.
A begonia wall at the herb festival.
Blue lights in the ice cave.
Thousand strings waterfall
Poppy fields at Hana no Miyako
The smallest of the 8 natural ponds at Oshino
The strange orange and black fish with bulging eyes.
Kawaguchi ko. As the day progressed, the sky got more and more cloudy until the mountain almost disappeared.
The ice cave was very crowded. Everyone wanted to cool off. We wore helmets and crawled through tunnels on our hands and knees. It was near freezing inside.
Frankie in the poppy fields
Carp in the pond at Oshino
Orange fish (not carp) hiding behind a small waterfall.
Inside the flour mill. This poor man was so hot.
A hazy afternoon at Shojiko
There were lots of orange fish in this pond.
The herb festival at Kawaguchi ko
By this time Mt. Fuji was completely hidden by the haze.
Mt. Fuji at 5am from the Nikon Lodge parking lot.
Lilac bushes at Kawaguchi ko.
Marigolds and a yellow flowers.
Inside the ice cave near Shojiko. It was 95 degrees above ground, but seriously cold inside the cave.