One of the girls we were travelling with had managed to get us reserved seats on the Shinkansen. It was organized so that we would be sitting on the side of the train to give us the best views of Mt Fuji, that is if Mt Fuji was visible on the day. I had heard that Mt Fuji was only clearly visible about 30 days a year, and this day was clearly not one of them. Somewhere under all that cloud from the approaching typhoon was Mt Fuji. Ah...... maybe next time.