Today, I went for a walk around the Tsujido station area in Fujisawa to get pictures for the Japan by Train series (still need to get that started). First of all, Tsujido is actually a pretty nice area. Lots of expensive houses, many small shrines and a couple nice temples. During my walk, there were two instances of friendliness I experienced when I was taking pictures of shrines. Both times, elementary school aged boys said hello to me (in Japanese), and I responded. They seemed like nice kids. Sometimes, while I’m out walking, a stranger will say hello to me, or even try to help me, assuming I’m lost. Of course, I’m not lost. GPS on my iPhone is a wonderful thing. I was also looking at a map, and an elderly man asked me if I needed help, but I said I was ok. It’s great to meet so many friendly people while walking.
The second big surprise was a clear view of Mt Fuji. I was at the station when I saw Mt Fuji, and I took a couple pictures. Enjoy!