Although I’d only visited two of the five local lakes, I had plans in Tōkyō and so bid the area a fond farewell. Before leaving, though, I made it a point to walk the short distance across Lake Kawaguchi to take a look at the mountain both at night and at dawn. Thankfully, the weather was still clear and I was rewarded with swirling snow, colourful clouds and even a recognisable constellation.

Fuji dawn (1)Fuji in Kawaguchiko

Orion over FujiFuji dawn (2)