10 Day Trip To Gotenba Pt. 3

This is the last post for the places I visited during my time in Gotenba. We visited the Shiraito Waterfalls, which is located in Fujinomiya city. It took us around one hour and thirty minutes of train ride and half an hour of bus ride to get there from Gotenba Station.

Attempted panorama shot

For this trip, only me and the fountain pen guy went. The others said they were disinterested so we just left them sleeping in the house. We weren’t sure if the trip was going to be worth it at first, but after seeing the waterfalls, we were just ecstatic.

A little rainbow here, too

The waterfalls are so majestic that I’m sure the photos wouldn’t be enough to show it.

The Fujisan Hongu Sengen Taisha (long name, I know)

We stopped by the Sengen shrine on the way home from the falls since we haven’t really got the chance to visit a big shrine during our trip. This shrine is a really famous one and it was once used as a starting point to climb Mt. Fuji.

Food stalls being prepared

We visited during day time so the stalls were still being prepared for New Year’s Eve. I would really love to go to this place during new year’s, but too bad it’s so far from Gotenba.

A small pond near the entrace
My omikuji for 2019

I try my best to visit shrines during or near new years to grab an omikuji (a fortune paper). I got medium luck for this year, which is not bad. I still haven’t read it completely since they use old Japanese phrases inside it. Maybe I’ll ask my Japanese teacher next time. Haha.

This ends my vacation post. I hope you enjoyed reading all three. I’m sorry that it got too long and I don’t have better pictures to show. I’ll keep in mind to take more on my next trip (hopefully)!

1 Comment for “10 Day Trip To Gotenba Pt. 3”

13th January 2019 on 1:47 PM

Overall, I think you had a great vacation, although very busy! lol All the photos you took are so lovely, and I wish I got to go! I hope you had a lot of fun, and to remember that even though you’re broke, you used that money to gain new fond memories, experiences, and spending quality time with your friends. I think it was money well worth spent. 🙂

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