Appreciate Your Surroundings

Day 76:  Japan 

I was so excited to start the day today.  Today, we went on an excursion to see Mt. Fuji.  It was the first time on the journey that I had expectations of what today would be like.  Unfortunately, it was so foggy that we couldn't even see Mt. Fuji.  At first I was so disappointed because we had traveled all the way there only to find out it wasn’t visible.  However, when we got to the first shrine, I realized it didn't matter.  The things around us we equally beautiful and I was going to appreciate my surroundings.  

 

After the shrine we headed to the Sakura Cherry Blossom Festival at Lake Kawaguchi.  Fortunately for us, the cherry blossoms were still in bloom for us.  They were beautiful next to the lake.  It didn’t matter that we couldn’t see Mt. Fuji.

Our last stop on the tour was an outlet mall.  While it wouldn't have been my first choice of places to stop, we were able to get another one of those amazing NorthFace bags for when Brian and I eventually go our own ways. 

On the bus ride back to the city, we learned how to make origami samurai hats.  Our tour guide was hysterical.  She even made up a silly song for us.

We ended our day by getting some sushi for dinner.

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