This next-gen lightweight trail shoe features the Missiongrip™ outsole, Swiss-engineered to bring off-road protection and durability to running on clouds. Ideal if your adventure takes you off the beaten path.
After our strenuous morning hike, we were eager to find a serene resting place. The area around the base of Mount Fuji is referred to as the Fuji Five Lakes, after the bodies of water in the area formed by past volcanic eruptions. This area is home to Lake Kawaguchi, Lake Motosu, Lake Sai, Lake Shōji, and Lake Yamanaka. We decided to settle in at Lake Shōji, the smallest of the Five Lakes with more awe-inspiring views of Mount Fuji (and an equally impressive reflection of the volcano on the tranquil waters). Watching the sunset from our new temporary home was the ideal way to finish off our first day at this iconic location. Drifting off to sleep in that setting, steps from glass-like water with views of Japan’s highest peak was surreal and truly special.
We got an early start again the next morning, eager to catch sunrise from one of Mount Fuji’s finest viewpoints. Once again, we navigated the hiking trail in complete darkness, putting every ounce of our trust in our carefully studied maps. And, once again, the magic waiting for us at the top surpassed our expectations. We were bombarded with picturesque sunrise views, unsure of where to look first – which, of course, is one of the best “problems” a traveler can have.
We navigated back the way we came and finished our early morning mission with a dip in Lake Shōji. It was the perfect, refreshing start to our second day in this breathtaking location.