Last weekend we enjoyed a short vacation in Tokyo. Thanks to the long weekend and our wonderful support staff we could spend 3 nights in Shinagawa. On the way to Tokyo the weather was sparklingly clear and I could enjoy the view of Mt Fuji from the train for the first time in 8 years! Most of my friends who visit Japan have seen Mt Fuji, many have even climbed it. After 8 years living in beautiful Shiga it was my first time to actually see Mt Fuji (which is about 300 km east of Otsu, where we live). Every other time I have gone to Tokyo it was either raining or at night and I couldn’t see it. Combine the great weather with the gorgeous autumn colours and it was quite a marvellous trip on the train. We enjoyed a live show in Otsuka, an aquarium in Shinagawa and a seafood buffet in Yokohama. On the trip back to Kyoto, it was raining so once again, I couldn’t see Fuji-san! I was fortunately able to capture a few great pictures and the entire experience was quite magical. All of the other passengers on the train were oooh-ing and awww-ing and my son was pointing excitedly at the great white peak. Lovely Fuji!