Originally Posted by jaxword
Plan a day in Akibahara. I walked in circles for probably 4 hours there and still found something new each time.
The storekeepers hated me, damn white Gaijins, and preferred to say "it's not for sale" rather than listen to my broken Japanese, but who cares, seeing all the video game stuff was so fun.
i actually have 2 days scheduled for akihabara, lol but i'm keeping a fairly lose schedule. we might go to odaiba one of those days instead.
Originally Posted by ChefRamsay
So has anyone here climbed Mt. Fuji? How hard was it?
Are hiking boots mandatory? I'm getting such conflicting information online, ranging from "dirt path along a gentle hill" to "boulders of ankle doom."
this is the main event of my trip. we're packing hiking boots, poles, jackets. etc. from my research, the biggest thing people end up regretting about Fuji is being underprepared for either the change in temperature, or not wearing sturdy enough footwear.
we're going for subashiri trail, which from everything i've read is an easier hike overall, but a little longer than the more popular but slightly tougher yoshida trail. both of these trails are on the east side of the mountain, which is good since we are hiking overnight to watch the sunrise. so even if we don't make it to the top before that, we'll still be able to watch it.