I had the freedom of the JR pass so after Tokyo I decided to head to a city at the base of Mt. Fuji to get a view of the mountain. There was a mountain train that took me through the mountains in the middle of Japan and right to Fujikawaguchiko which is a town surrounding a giant lake on the north side of Mt. Fuji. I picked this city for an unobstructed view of the mountain over the lake.
I was in Fujikawaguchiko, Japan between January 10st - January 12th, 2019. Afterwards I pivoted to Takayama in the middle of Japan. Originally I was going to go to Kyoto but for some reason I decided as I was leaving the hostel, to go to a place I had never heard of instead.