Tuesday, September 22, 2009

The Long and Winding Road


The coastal fort of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first Shogun of the Edo period, is a landmark in Shizuoka. You can see the steps are shallow and easy, but the hike up is long and cumulatively arduous, switchback after switchback . . .

I didn't take the tram from the shogunate to Nihondaira, but I describe the Nihondaira parking lot (used as a kind of lovers' lane at night) in American Fuji on p. 93.

2 comments:

Diana said...

Are you one of those stalwart climbers in the photo?

Sara Backer said...

Guilty as charged. I'm wearing blue.