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... cooking, this time for an interesting fusion of Japanese and English styles: a Japanese casserole. This involved Japanese sweet potatoes and beef, and demonstrated just how much Coco loved her time in the U.K - she`s certainly incorporated much into her way of life now!
Points of interest:
1. There are no fat people in Japan
2. Japanese is 129% harder to write than to speak
3. Japanese vending machines are the best in the world. And still there are no fat people.
Using information gleaned from our Japan by rail guidebook we made our way to Mishima station by bullet train in order to get as close as we could for a good view of Mount Fuji. This time we actually saw it from the train and also got a good view from the bus over to Motohakone. Getting off the bus I took a couple of great photos but then a pirate-looking ship was setting off across the lake and we jumped on that, not realising that that would be the end of our views until ...
We arrived in Ito by shinkansen, the super fast bullet train that Japan is known for, and headed to our inn with an expectation of some peace and quiet and a hot bath (a soak in a traditional onsen). What we didn't expect was just how amazing our stay would be! As we happened upon the building after a tiny stroll down the hill with our already heavy packs we turned onto a small side street to behold the 100 year old ...
... a concert on the river in Ito that evening and we decided to have a look as it was close to the hotel and we wanted to go out for dinner anyway. It turned out to be a performance by a local Taiko band. Hearing the smaller and larger drums being played together, accompanied by a flute was really great. And the whole thing taking place on the river made it magical. After a while it started to get pretty cold on the river so we went into ...
... was nearly zero. After about half an hour i exited the train in Ito. Ito is a small coastal town on the Izu peninsula. I had planned this town as a place to get some rest before going to Tokyo and that turned out to be a good choice. The town has a lot of so called Onsens, natural hot spring baths. Although it's not a bath as we know it where you get to wash yourself. The bath is for soaking and you have to wash yourself thoroughly before getting into the bath. The bath itself ...