It was dark, cloudy and about to rain that day.
While taking a shot of the family under the gate we all started chuckling at this sight … she was working very hard on the windy lake so that her husband, in the life jacket, could get a photograph.
Supposedly it is a great place to view Mt. Fuji. Unless it is cloudy. For reference, Mt. Fuji is that way. You know .. behind the clouds.
There is a long stairway from the Lake Ashi Tori to the shrine at the top. This shot gives you a perspective off the surrounding forest with it’s very large trees.
The shrine at the top ..
and the dragons at the purification fountain.
An important monk .. but I have no idea who he is as it was all in Japanese.
Will have to go back to see Fuji another day.