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- Shuttle bus service
- Multilingual staff
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Breakfast Available
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... Moto Hakone port and picturesque Lake Ashi (part of Hakone National Park). On a clear day Mt. Fuji appears beyond the northwestern lakeshore, but it was a mostly cloudy kind of day. I am also beginning to realize that Fuji is perhaps the shyest mountain in existence; I was not surprised it remained hidden. Hungry, we quickly found a bakery recommend by my friend Annaliesse and grabbed some yummy pastries to snack on. Unfortunately the foot bath seats (yes, they had ...
... 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 ...
... to walk through. From the park it was time for lunch. This time lunch was unique in the sense that we didn't order from a waitress, instead you put your money in a vending machine, made your choice and it spat out a ticket with a number. About 5 minutes later the kitchen calls your number and you get your food. No serving staff required. We just guessed based on the pictures. I ended up with cold soba noodles topped with fried shrimp, greens and onions all served cold. ...
Today at breakfast we were seated at the other side of the room where the printed placements reflected the names of the towers we could view. Yesterday's placements depicted that view and we pity the poor trainee who might muck the placemats up! After receiving such attention to her personal meal requirements, they must have been happy to wave Naomi off. Just as well we still had Kaoru (our guide) to help us navigate our way to Shinjuku station, though the unforgiving ticket gates ...
... locals alike.
With a dismal weather forecast, we set off the next morning for what we anticipated to be a very wet, cold and windy climb up Mount Fuji. We were prepared to see nothing from the top as the cloud was low and thick. Nevertheless, we had both wanted to climb Mount Fuji and this was our only chance as the the end of August sees the end of the climbing season, so off we went. We had our first hiccup with Japanese public transport due to a combination ...