Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Trip with the Volunteer Guides - Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center and Lunch (Part 1)

I was invited to tour the Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center, the Fujinomiya Sengen Shrine, and the Takasago Sake Brewery, as well as eat lunch at a Yakisoba Restaurant with a group of nine volunteer multilingual guides.  They took turns giving me a whispered translation of the Japanese language information at each place.  How lucky am I?  A big thank you to the all of the guides!

Mt. Fuji World Heritage Center  

This beautiful new facility was our first stop. The Center is open 9 - 5 daily and admission is 300 yen.  It is located in walking distance from the Fujinomiya train station.

On the first floor, there is a cafe and a library, in addition to information on the wall to read in several languages.

As you go up the circular walkway, there are many things on the walls to see.

It was a gloomy day when we were there, but the Center staff person showed a photo of what the view of Mt. Fuji would be on a clear day.

Yakisoba Lunch 

We ate at a nearby restaurant where we cooked our own yakisoba at the table.  I had ika (squid) but there were also meat varieties available.  The cost was only 500 yen (540 yen with tax).

After lunch we visited Fujinomiya Shrine and Takasago Sake Brewery.  I'll have photos and a post about them in a few days!


Mia said...

What an awesome building, Pamela. Thank you for sharing with us. And the lunch seems so yummy! Kisses, my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Pamela ,wow what an exciting place to visit,it was a shame it was a gloomy day,your lunch looks interesting,Happy Easter my friend xx

Our photos said...

Beautiful building!
Happy Easter, Pamela!

Queeniepatch said...

What a great centre! It is worth getting to know Mt Fuji!

roughterrain crane said...

The ideas of this center are amazing. The fried noodle looks yummy.
Happy Easter!

Brigitte said...

That must be a great Center with lots to see and to read.

FlashinScissors said...

Wow! Looks a great place to visit.
It looks like you all had a great time there!
Thank you for sharing.
Barbara xx

Leonore Winterer said...

The new Heritage Center looks great! Maybe we'll visit it when we come to Japan next year.