As the saying goes, everyone should climb Mt. Fuji once in their life, but only fools climb it twice — or some such. Located west of Tokyo, Mt. Fuji is and the five lakes to the north are an outstanding cycling destination in the summer. You can get there by train or highway bus, or cycle about 135km west from Tokyo. On one on my cycling trips, we stayed in a wonderful bed and breakfast (minshuku) with a view of the sunrise over ‘Red Fuji’ from our room.