Rain at the Base of Mount Fuji

The rain has not stopped since arriving at Mt. Fuji.

Luckily there's an onsen built into the hotel where I can relax and forget that my room with a view lacks a view.

You can walk through the hotel without running into another guest. This 4-star hotel is all mine.

You can walk through the hotel without running into another guest. This 4-star hotel is all mine.

The hotel is basically deserted. The French restaurant on site is where I had lunch, read a book, and watched the rain come down.

Lunch was a steal. For 1,000 yen (~$8.29 USD, no tipping in Japan) I ate the best ham croquette with a salad and coffee.

Breakfast the next day was also impressive, as well as the hand crafted items in the lobby on display and for sale.

A traditional Japanese breakfast, included with our hotel stay each morning.

A traditional Japanese breakfast, included with our hotel stay each morning.

I don't know what these are for, but they are adorable.

I don't know what these are for, but they are adorable.