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I read several articles about hiking the Old Tokaido trail. However, there was some variability with the information. One Japan lesson I’ve learned is since we cannot often read the best source of information we have to approach most outings with a sense of adventure and flexibility. Initially I’d read that you could walk all the way to Hakone Yumoto station in 3.5 hours via this 400 year old highway. I made a plan for the day. In the morning, ...
... found the rice crackers with black sesame seeds that Trader Joe's no longer seems to carry. Trader Joe's people - if you need a contact to start stocking them again please let me know. The inn is what you would think of for a traditional inn; you remove your shoes upon entering and step onto tatami floor (mats). We are welcomed with tea at the small table in the middle of the room. This table will later be moved and mats will server as our ...
... we found a walking path lined with ancient cedar trees that took us along the lake. It felt nice being out of the hustle and bustle of Tokyo and back into nature. The path took us to the next small town called Hakone Machi-Ko. We headed into a park once we got there that had great views overlooking the lake and Mount Fuji. We were very lucky that the mountain was visible because on a normal day it is covered in clouds. The park was the site of an old palace garden and was ...
... our 'regional' train to Hakone. From the station it was about a half hour drive to the cable car, not unlike driving the windy roads of Mt Buffalo. Unfortunately the cable car was not running but we were happy with our day's activities. First to the shrine where the cedar trees were huge. After wandering through the main hall we were fortunate to see a traditional wedding party and then some cute little kids all decked out in traditional garb. Kaoru explained that at age 3 both ...
... first time I saw Japanese youth using iPads to pass the time. We soon joined the swarm of people at the bridge to Enoshima. Basically, it was a line to the island. I was starving and plenty of restaurants were located at the island entrance. However, the lines & crowds were discouraging. A fast food joint called Shonan burger had the shortest wait and French fries for Will. Looking at the pictures, none of the burgers appeared to have beef; I'm not sure ...