My mushroom fields

I have two fungi fields, where I go during fungi season.  One is Sayama Hill and the other is  Mt.Fuji area.

Lake Tama and Sayama are located in the same geographical location and are across from each other.

The outer area of Lake Tama & Sayama is approximately 30 kilometers.

These lakes were made to secure the drinking water for people in Tokyo.

There is also an amusement park, baseball stadium, and a golf course.

A lot of nature remains there, even though it is near the center of the city.

There are Asian raccoons living in this area. We call this area Sayama Hill.

Mt. Fuji is the highest mountain in Japan and the altitude is 3,776 meters.

Mt. Fuji is an active volcano and had eruption about 300 yeas ago.

Fuji is in the boundary of Yamanashi and Shizuoka Prefectures.

There are five lakes around Mt.Fuji. I enjoy windsurfing there.

The timberline begins to show around 5th and 6th station (2,500 -- 2,600). Below that altitude is mushroom hunting fields.

There are many species of fungi and it's possible to find the most famous and expensive mushroom, Matsutake. Natural Matsutake if purchased at Mt. Fuji, costs between $100 - 300 each.