I love Mt. Fuji.

Mt. Fuji reminds me of my homeland.
My son and I went back there.

Before my husband went to work, he drove us to the Hakodate airport. The building opens at seven o'clock, so we had to await outside for thirteen minutes.
The airplane was about a half occupied by passengers because it was after New Year's holidays. Many schools of Hokkaido will start around January 20th. So we were comfortable there.
Since it was sunny and no cloudy in Tokyo, we could see the beautiful Mt. Fuji from the airplane just before landing.
Then my son asked me on the airplane to visit Tokyo Sky Tree which is the highest tower in the world. I hadn't planned to go there, but I agreed with my son because it was a very beautiful day and I thought I would be able to see Mt. Fuji from there.

↓from the airplane
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It was challenging for me to go to Tokyo Sky Tree by ourselves without planning because I have no sense of direction. After we got off the airplane, we went to the information counter. Luckily, we got on the bus which led us to Tokyo Sky Tree.

↓from the bus
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There were many people including many foreigners at the Tokyo Sky Tree building. After we lined up for twenty minutes, we took an elevator to the top. The view from the tower was excellent and we could see Mt. Fuji as well.
The thing I regreted the most was that there was no photo of two of us. I really wanted it, but my son rejected it because he was embarrassed to be taken with me by someone. Instead of that, we took photos of each by each other.

↓from the tower
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↓You can see Mt. Fuji over there.
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After we arrived at the Tokyo station from Tokyo Sky Tree by bus, we got on the bullet train and went to my hometown.

↓from the bullet train
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I heard from a neighbor living in next door of my parents' house that a pair of swan had come to my hometown since last month, so we went to the river to see them. It was the first time for my hometown to have swans because it has a warm climate and no snow. They were young and had still gray colored feathers. They were eating lots of weeds at the bank of the river.

↓You can see swans and Mt. Fuji.
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↓from my parents' house
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↓I like hairtail fish, but I don't see ones in Hokkaido. My father cooked for us. It was so delicious.
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During days, we met my old friends and relatives, and we enjoyed delicious foods and hotsprings as well.
I had a good time.








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I love Mount Fuji too. I always look for it on the plane when I go to Japan. They usually make an announcement on the plane, saying something like "If you look to the right, there's Mount Fuji."

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Hi, Always visiting.

Oh, really? I didn't know about the announcement. Many Japanese love it, too. I was lucky that all days were sunny during trip.
Thank you for your comment.

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Original Article:

Mt. Fuji reminds me of my homeland.
My son and I went back there.

Before my husband went to work, he drove us to the Hakodate airport. The building opens at seven o'clock, so we had to await outside for thirteen minutes.
The airplane was about a half occupied by passengers because it was after New Year's holidays. Many schools of Hokkaido will start around January 20th. So we were comfortable there.
Since it was sunny and no cloudy in Tokyo, we could see the beautiful Mt. Fuji from the airplane just before landing.
Then my son asked me on the airplane to visit Tokyo Sky Tree which is the highest tower in the world. I hadn't planned to go there, but I agreed with my son because it was a very beautiful day and I thought I would be able to see Mt. Fuji from there.

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Mt. Fuji reminds me of where *my hometown.
Just recently, my son and I flew back to where I was raised.

*Homeland generally refers to a country.

Before my husband went to work, he drove us to the Hakodate airport. The passenger building opens at seven o'clock, so we had to await outside for thirteen minutes.

The airplane was only half occupied by passengers because it was after the New Year's holidays, and the fact that many schools of Hokkaido will start around January 20th. Because it wasn't crowded, we were comfortable in the plane.

Since it was sunny, and not cloudy, in Tokyo, we could see the beautiful Mt. Fuji from the airplane just before landing.

While we were still on the airplane, my son asked me if we could visit the Tokyo Sky Tree. It is the highest tower in the world. I hadn't planned to go there, but I agreed with my son because it was a very beautiful day, and I thought I would be able to see Mt. Fuji from there.

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Original Article:

It was challenging for me to go to Tokyo Sky Tree by ourselves without planning because I have no sense of direction. After we got off the airplane, we went to the information counter. Luckily, we got on the bus which led us to Tokyo Sky Tree.

There were many people including many foreigners at the Tokyo Sky Tree building. After we lined up for twenty minutes, we took an elevator to the top. The view from the tower was excellent and we could see Mt. Fuji as well.

After we arrived at the Tokyo station from Tokyo Sky Tree by bus, we got on the bullet train and went to my hometown.

I heard from a neighbor living in next door of my parents' house that a pair of swan had come to my hometown since last month, so we went to the river to see them. It was the first time for my hometown to have swans because it has a warm climate and no snow. They were young and had still gray colored feathers. They were eating lots of weeds at the bank of the river.

↓I like hairtail fish, but I don't see ones in Hokkaido. My father cooked for us. It was so delicious.

During days, we met my old friends and relatives, and we enjoyed delicious foods and hotsprings as well.
I had a good time.


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It was challenging for us to go to the Tokyo Sky Tree without any pre-planning because I have no sense of direction. After we got off the airplane, we went to the information counter. Luckily, we got on the bus which took us to the Tokyo Sky Tree.

There were many people, including many foreigners, at the Tokyo Sky Tree tower. After we lined up for twenty minutes, we took an elevator to the top. The view from the tower was excellent, and we could see Mt. Fuji as well.

After taking the bus from the Tokyo Sky Tree to Tokyo Station, we took a bullet train to my hometown.

I heard from a neighbor who lives next door to my parents' house that a pair of swans had arrived last month and had settled in by the river. So, we went to the river to see them. So far as I know, it was the first time my hometown ever had swans visit, because it has a warm climate, and it gets no snow. They were young, and so, still had gray colored feathers. They were eating lots of weeds at the bank of the river.

↓I like Hairtail (a type of fish), but I never see them for sale in Hokkaido. My father cooked some for us. They were so delicious.

During our visit, we met my old friends and relatives, and we enjoyed eating delicious *food, and soaking in the local hot springs as well.
I had a good time.

*In general, food is uncountable. If there are different ethnic foods, or even different categories of edibles, it may be used as a countable.
If you use it as a countable, you are implying that there was at least one other category of food there. However, I assume what you had eaten was only Japanese food. It is the same as water. Water is uncountable, except when talking of a subcategory of a body of water, such as seas. However, when talking of the actual substance, it is uncountable.

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Very nice pictures!

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The thing I regreted the most was that there was no photo of two of us. I really wanted it, but my son rejected it because he was embarrassed to be taken with me by someone. Instead of that, we took photos of each by each other.



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The thing I regret the most is that we had not taken a photo of the two of us together. I really wanted one, but my son rejected my request because he was too embarrassed to have his photo taken with me. Instead, we took photos of each other.



Re: English Corrections

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much for the corrections.
I had thought that 'hometown' meant a small area like a city or a town. I can see Mt.Fuji from my parents' house, but there isn't it in their city. So, I used 'homeland'.


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Sakae's Implied Question:

I had thought that 'hometown' meant a small area like a city or a town. I can see Mt.Fuji from my parents' house, but there isn't it in their city. So, I used 'homeland'.


My Reply:

Mt. Fuji reminded you of your hometown because you could see it from there. It doesn't matter where it is. Something as intangible as an idea, a smell, a picture...etc. ... could remind you of anything. It is not its location that matters...just the image or idea of it is the trigger of the memory of your hometown. Certain songs remind me of where I was raised as a child.


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Hello, ****.

Happy New Year!
So, Mt. Fuji is special for you, too. I hope you enjoyed those photos I took.
And, thank you very much for your advice. I like reading, so I do everyday.

Re: Sakae's Implied Question

Hi, Shiroi Tora.

Thank you very much.
I understand.
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I'm married and we have a son. I live in Hokkaido, Japan.
I like handmade things and Ikebana(arranging flowers).
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