Discover Japan - Part 09: Shizuoka to Niigata (RJSZ to RJSN)
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From Shizuoka we fly along the coastline of the beautiful suruga bay, Mount Fuji dead ahead in our sights!
2h 15m
Uploaded By: MerlinCH65
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Start your flight in summer season, early in the morning. I recommend to set the weather to "few clouds" and to fly around 5000 ft.

  • Leaving Shizuoka, we fly along the coastline of the beautiful suruga bay - dead ahead of us Japan's tallest mountain, Fuji-san!
  • Approaching Mount Fuji, we see Gotemba in the distance. A lesser known place to start the hike up to Fuji-san on the green trail (Gotemba Trail). This trail is not so populated and hence recommended for those who don't like to queue while hiking ;-)  At Gotemba there is also an outlet city for those who prefer shopping...
  • As we approach Gotemba we fly over the location of the accident of Boac Flight 911
  • To your left the large Hoei Crater of Fuji-san
  • Right below you can see the zig-zag of the gotemba trail
  • If you watch closely, you can also see some small huts along the trail where hikers can eat and sleep
  • Following now on our route we fly over some lakes from where you also have a great view to the volcano
  • Right before Lake Motosu you will see the forest "Aokigahara" - the forest where unfortunately many desperate people go and won't return...
  • Our journey continues as we fly over the japanese alps and the prefecture of Gunma, a marvel of nature, relax and old-style hot springs
  • Once we pass Mount Asama to our left, we are already slowly arriving towards Niigata, a large coastal town at the Sea of Japan
  • If you like seafood, you will be spoiled for your life! Enjoy with a fresh Sapporo Beer!

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