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Discovering Japan

Whew!
4 days since we left the Jamboree, and man, have we been busy!
Since healthy planning is overrated, my patrol and I went straight from the Jamboree to Mt Fuji, to ascend it. During the night. Without proper equipement, and without having slept the night before.
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Yeah. It was exactly as stupid and hard as it sounds.
BUT! We got to the summit before sunrise, and got some gorgeous photos! It really was a once-in-a-lifetime amazing experience!
After that, we travelled to Tokyo for a 2-day trip with a mix of traditional Shinto shrines, and hyper-modern neon districts.
This giant Torii is from Meiji-Jingu, a Shinto shrine in central Tokyo. It was so tranquil!
After our stay in Tokyo, we went to Kyoto, to discover the historical Japan - aka, se a million shrines and temples. The one above is called the "golden pavilion" - the 2nd and 3rd floor is gold-covered!
And finally, today, we went to the bamboo grove, to the famous Nijo-Jo castle (with the nightingale floor - it really sings under your feet!), to a Japanese tea ceremony, and finished up with awesome vegan dinner! Livin' la vida Scout-style!

Jake