Think Japan is all about cherry blossom? Wrong. Come spring, the base of Mount Fuji is the only place to be.
The month-long Fuji Shibazakura Festival is one of Japan’s most spectacular sights. As winter yields, 800,000 plants burst into bloom just 3km from Lake Motosuko, covering the landscape in a sensational shock of pink.
Best reached via train, entry doesn’t cost much – especially considering the rewards. For an uninterrupted view of the majestic peak of Mt Fuji, your Ray-Ban Chromance lenses will cut the glare reflecting off the eye-wateringly white snow – so you witness the killer contrast at its best.
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