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This is the longest blog so far in this trip, cause a lot of time spent on trains
Took JR, train and train again to get to Fuji train station, total of about 2 something hours.
I have to make a comment, the worst washroom I went to China was still better than the one in Fuji train station :(
I forgot to chk the weather for Fuji, the weather at the Mt is 10 degree lower than the station. It was cold in the station, probably mid teens ...
... sure why the pirates were in a lake 1000m up in the mountains!
We landed at Hakone-Machi and walked along an avenue lined with cedar trees which was built in the 1600’s on the orders of the shogun to provide shade for the travellers.
A little way out of the town was a reconstructed checkpoint from the 1600’s which was used to safe guard Edo (Tokyo) - it was used to stop arms coming into the area and women going out (why the women all wanted to ...
... is the island, is the world's third most active volcano after Stromboli and Kilauea (allegedly), though on the plane over we read an article which claimed a volcano in Indonesia was the second most active. How do you define such things?
On the crossing we saw a strange black and white structure and a submarine cruising along.
We arrived at Okata Port on the northside of the island. We searched the internet ...
... the mountains where our hotel is. The hotel was built in the late 1800’s and from the pictures on the walls it’s where royalty used to stay when they visited the area. Whilst its full of character its also very expensive - one cup of coffee in the coffee shop is £8.50 (we found a slightly cheaper alternative down the street)!
Unfortunately there seem to be no little local restaurants in the town so we have just been to ...
... at the peninsular tip. After the skyline I rode along the coast into Shimoda, which is also really beautiful. I love riding along the coast, you get all the little picturesque seaside fishing villages on one side and some nice mountain views on the other. There are always plenty of places to stop and lots of fishing paraphernalia to check out. It was the same situation with accommodation in Shimoda – honestly this trip wasn’t really planned beyond ...