August 8-9, 2022
Fuji, city, southern Shizuoka ken (prefecture), central Honshu, Japan. It faces Suruga Bay on the Pacific Ocean at the southern foot of Mount Fuji. Fuji was a post station along the Tōkaidō (“Eastern Sea Road”) during the Edo (Tokugawa) period (1603–1867). Because of its location in the delta of the Fuji River, the city previously had an ample water supply for its large paper industry. The arrival of the Tōkaidō Line (railway) in 1909 contributed to rapid commercial and industrial development. Fuji, which is accessible via the Shinkansen (bullet train), serves as a base for the ascent of Mount Fuji and as one of the entry points to Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park. (Britannica, T. Editors of Encyclopaedia (2018, May 18). Fuji. Encyclopedia Britannica. https://www.britannica.com/place/Fuji)
Our goal in Fuji City is to wake up early and get a great shot of Mount Fuji before departing for Tokyo!