Took the Shinkansen to Kyoto.
And this time I DID see Fuji!
When I got to the hotel they had given me a free upgrade.
Which is astounding as I got the cheapest room they had.
Instead of looking into the interior of Kyoto station I have a room that looks out across the southern half, the less interesting half, of the city.
It is partly a shame as the interior of Kyoto station is an architectural masterpiece and I would also have had mischievous fun pretending that the commuters were the unwilling pawns of my evil james-bond-esque-villian type machinations. *sigh*
I guess the staff saw all of that intent in my eyes.