Fuji Four Lakes & Fuji Moss Phlox Festival Ride (part 3)
The Fuji Moss Phlox park was 3 km from Lake Motosuko. I had seen it on my mother's Facebook page before (as a promotional ad for Japan). May is supposedly the best time to go. Therefore many plants still hadn't bloomed yet. Even so, it was beautiful. http://www.shibazakura.jp/
But, what is it? Why is it here? I looked it up when I got home. This is what I found. 「It is a defensive wall built from volcanic rock in the Aokigahara Jukai Forest during the Takeda Shingen era (1521 - 1573) in preparation for attacks by the enemy. It was 2 meters high and about 2 km long.」
Most of the restaurants are the local Fuji Five Lakes speciality, houtou restaurants. I ate that last night and feel like something different tonight. So I did a search on Google and found this Moose Hills Burger restaurant. Just what I feel like! The reputation looks pretty good too.
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