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Golf at Mt Fuji

Follow the hole towards Mt Fuji
Follow the hole towards Mt Fuji

I recently had the chance to play golf at Asagiri Country Golf which is located right next to Mt Fuji. The views from the golf course of Mt Fuji were excellent, although there was quite a bit of haze about which made Mt Fuji appear a little pale.

Here are some views of the course. There is not much to say about each photo individually. It was really a great day with good weather and beautiful surroundings.

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Hard to keep focus with that in the background
Hard to keep focus with that in the background

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Greens were in good condition
Greens were in good condition

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For those planning a trip here is the link to the Golf Club’s website. http://www.asagiri.co.jp/ They have a good practice area with a 250 yard range. You can practice putting as well as chipping.

Also, you can find information on many Japanese golf courses through the following English language site, http://www.golf-in-japan.com/

And to find a group of foreigners to play with in Japan you might try http://www.gaijingolfers.com/

Asagiri Country Club, Scorecard
Asagiri Country Club, Scorecard

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8 comments

Shane April 28, 2009 at 10:43 pm

Great shots! Getting a clear on of Fuji-san is always a challenge. When I was at Mt. Takao I was disappointed to find Fuji-san behind a band of clouds on an otherwise perfect day but the gentleman beside me told me that he had only seen the mountain from that vantage point without cloud cover twice in his lifetime and he was my fathers age!

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Shibuya246 April 29, 2009 at 2:49 am

Thanks Shane. Interesting story. I have seen Mt Fuji from the Shinkansen heaps of times and always thought it was easily photographed, but when getting a closer view, those clouds roll quickly and the haze is a problem. I would like to get some shots on a really nice day and maybe pick out a filter for the lens that reduces the haze effect.

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supremenothing April 29, 2009 at 1:31 am

Those are brilliant photos! I imagine that must make for an especially inspiring game of golf….

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Shibuya246 April 29, 2009 at 2:50 am

Thank you. The game score could have been better, but nobody was complaining about the view. Next time I am at golf I will take the camera again. Not sure my next trip will be Mt Fuji though.

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Jamaipanese May 6, 2009 at 1:29 am

mount fuji-san is enormous!

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Shibuya246 May 6, 2009 at 2:06 am

If Mt Fuji was the hole, golf would be easy ! 🙂

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Bennett Galloway May 13, 2009 at 2:47 am

Great pics. I hope you find the time to also try the Gotemba side of Mt. Fuji…we also have a great resort and brewery (Gotemba Kogen Resort & Brewery) for post game libations! Also see: http://www.golf-shizuoka.com

Cheers,

Bennett Galloway
Gotemba Golf Club

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shibuya246 May 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm

I will try and get down the for a game some time soon. With summer coming up that would make a good trip. Thanks

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