Fuji-san

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After a couple of days in Tokyo, we planned to go see the monumental Fuji-san. What was meant to be a day trip quickly turned into painful experience.

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On the way to Mount Fuji, the stomach bug finally caught up to me. I couldn’t walk or enjoy myself, so we got a traditional Japanese hotel room in Fujikawaguchiko, overlooking lake Kawaguchi. I could get some rest, and Lena and baby L could at least take a stroll and be comfortable. I honestly don’t have much memory of the place.

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The next day I was feeling much better, so we got up and got ready to climb the 398 stairs to Chureito Pagoda. They felt endless with baby L strapped to me, but once we reached the top and saw the view, I thought I’d gladly climb 398 more. Fuji-san greeted us with its majestic presence and one of the things I think make Fuji-san so impressive is that, despite its height, it’s the contrast between the plains around that make it so impactful.

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The soba above was the first meal I’d had in two days and it gave me new life! I was doing much, much better, but the bug got Lena on the way back and we just wanted to recover fully to enjoy our time in Japan. Fortunately, the next day she was feeling as good as new.

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The final shot

Hi there, welcome to my blog! I'm Filipe Varela, a designer at Automattic, and am passionate about photography and video. In this site I post photos from my journeys and daily ramblings — in sum, a slice of life. Browse through the archive or check the homepage for the latest posts.

9 thoughts on “Fuji-san

  1. Tiago Silva May 21, 2018

    Muito bom! Man, essa do estômago, mesmo chato. Ainda bem que passou rápido ;)

    Uma pergunta, levaste outra câmara além da RX1R II? Tens ali uma foto que parecia bastante wide. É que vi-te a usares uma a6500 e uma a7 III noutras fotos/vídeos, ou estou enganado? :D

    1. Filipe Varela May 21, 2018

      Tudo o que está aqui foi com a RX1RII. A foto mais wide que vês (Fuji + Pagoda) foi tirada no modo panorama, que suporta RAW!

      Thanks!

  2. Guida May 21, 2018

    Uaaaauuuu! Lindas todas elas, mas as do monte Fuji são ainda mais!

  3. akane kinomoto May 21, 2018

    So many of these photos depict such effortless beauty. Just perfect.

    1. Filipe Varela June 15, 2018

      Just Japan being Japan. <3

  4. Tiago June 15, 2018

    Grande! Realmente quando tive no Japão durante a sakura season deveria ter ido aqui em vez de Hakone, embora que o ryokan que queria ficasse lá. Mas acho que ainda não conhecia os Fuji Five lakes naquela altura e que era fácil de lá chegar :(

    1. Filipe Varela June 15, 2018

      A experiência não foi a melhor por causa do bug no estômago, mas a vista do Fuji é inesquecível! Pena neste dia não ter estado um tempo óptimo para uma fotografia com uns tons mais simpáticos.

      1. Tiago June 16, 2018

        Pois é, já tinha comentado neste post :) Não ficou mal, ficou interessante! As nuvens estavam com umas formas cativantes. Ficou um moody fuji ;D

      2. Filipe Varela June 18, 2018

        Eu já fiquei muito feliz de ele se ter deixado ver! :D

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