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What's this all about? Well, that's a question I'm probably not even qualified to answer. I guess it started off because I had nothing better to do, but turns out that I kind of like it. So when I'm not working for The Man I like to take pictures, make videos and write about whatever else might seem like a good idea at the time.

From dragon boating to mountain biking, to road trips and travels overseas - this is me trying to enjoy life. Clock out at 5, eat, drink and don't forget to smile a lot.

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Monday, January 24

JAPAN Trip 2010 - Part 5: Mt. Fuji, Hakone & Electric Bikes!

Part 5 is definitely the longest video so far at nearly 10 minutes, so I had to break it down with 3 songs - 2 of them by She & Him, one by Bassnectar.

This one covers part 5 of our trip, which is days 7-8. We decided to join a JTB Sunrise 2 day tour that took us to Mt. Fuji and Hakone before catching the bullet train back to Tokyo.

We met up with our tour guide Mika and headed to Mt Fuji. It was about a 2 hour drive with a short stop for snacks on the way. After entering the park, we made it up to Station 5 on the mountain where it was about 5 degrees Celsius.

After enjoying the amazing views and tourist shops there the bus took us around the mountain to Hakone, where tons of hot springs are located around an active volcano. There we caught a boat cruise on Lake Ashinoko before catching the Mount Komagatake Ropeway in Hakone-en. From there we watched the sun set over Mt. Fuji and Hakone before settling down in our Hotel. Sorry, no video from the open air hot springs but that naked experience was something pretty unique also.

The next day we basically had free time until we had to catch our Shinkansen back to Tokyo, so we decided to rent electric bikes. It was awesome as we cruised around the lake, taking in the views and having some amazing noodles.

One more left, and I can finally move on to bigger and better things Mr. Fiend.