Next, we went to Kachikachi Mountain which was next to Lake Kawaguchi. We got to take a cute cablecar up the mountain where there was a shrine and a nice view. We should have been able to see Mt. Fuji really well from there, but it was very cloudy that day. There is some kind of story about a raccoon and a rabbit associated with the mountain so there were many images of those two animals.
We ate the local Yamanashi food called houtou for lunch but I didn't get a photo. It's similar to udon soup but served over a burning fire. Then we went on a walk to see the colorful leaves on the Japanese maple trees.
I had a really good time but was so exhausted by the end of the day. I recommend visiting this area of Japan because it has a lot of natural beauty- especially during the fall season.