White Beach Hotel
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... and I definitely had to try this (first time!). For those who don't know onsen: it's a natural hot spring and these can be found all across Japan. It comes with it's own rituals. First you have to thoroughly soap and scrub yourself under a shower, while sitting on a miniature stool that seems to be designed for infants. Then you make sure that you rinse off all the soap (also from around your shower place), before you slowly enter the ...
... in a pool, before heading out to the bay in the afternoon. Scuba diving, for those who haven`t done it, comes highly recommended: we saw an array of catfish, electric blue and orange fish, a few eels, lionfish, lots of cool stuff, even though the visibility was at times limited.
Unfortunately the journey home was less fun: it started badly when Gabe, his head still full of salt water and slightly dizzy after the pressure changes, got car sick and vomited. It got worse when we ...
... back here again. On the other side we didn't go up the cable car because I'm not great on heights so after a picnic sitting at the other end of the lake we got the boat back again. However I was really pleased with our decision that we'd seen enough of Tokyo in a single day and we should come out and try and see Mount Fuji. We'd been on a Shinkansen, a local bus for an hour past picturesque scenery and had a boat cruise on a lake and seen Mt Fuji apparently floating above ...
... 100 years may not be old in the history of humanity but for a wooden structure of 3 floors with extensive woodwork it was pretty darn impressive. The pictures hopefully do it some justice. From top to bottom everything is wooden. The doors are papered over for privacy which means they don't insulate from sound or temperature but traditionally in Japan buildings are not heated (imagine how cost effective that must be). We staggered up to ...
Since i had absolutely no plans today to do anything but maybe stroll around town a bit, i got out of bed at half past ten in the morning and just soaked a bit in the private onsen in the hostel. Evelyn gave me a good tip on a nice supermarket just a short walk and along the waterfront. It took me less than 10 minutes to get to the shop and it was a very luxurious one. They had apples packed in plastic and in styrofoam to prevent them ...