They served the Gotemba Set Menu (¥1,100) that includes a bowl of soba/udon, fried tempura, grilled salmon and other vegetables.
Our last stop before checking-in to our next hotel is Mt. Fuji's 4th station.
There are 5 stations but then the 5th was covered in snow and isn't passable to any vehicle. This place basically gives you a close-up look of Mt. Fuji. I failed to appreciate the view though since we arrived almost sunset and it was a struggle to look without any sunglasses. Haha.
Our second hotel for the Japan Escapade tour is the Yamagishi Ryokan Hotel. It is one of those hotels that offer traditional Japanese accommodation where guests sleep on tatami mats. I can't exactly tell if the location was great since we didn't have time to walk around because of the non-stop rains but it was just across Lake Kawaguchi.
The hotel felt a bit worn out/old but well maintained.
Sheets were provided but obviously, we had no idea how to set it up. You may ask housekeeping to fix the bed for you. :)
We had a kaiseki set menu for dinner which is basically a traditional multi-course Japanese dinner. It offers different dishes (from sashimi to beef, seafood, and other vegetables) that are artistically arranged.
To be honest I felt bitin after eating everything but at the same time also busog.