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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 ...
... floor and made it to the room...and I know the pictures do not do it justice here because the room was a little slice of history all on its own. Tatami mats covered the floor and the wooden doors that slid open to reveal our private balcony were classic. I could almost imagine myself in ancient Japan! Putting our bags down in an available corner was about all we could manage before being tempted out onto the balcony to admire the view. ...
... After about 30 minutes of walking the footpath changed into an asphalt road and i went back to the hostel for a nice long, hot soak in the onsen again. I felt really nize and fuzzy and warm all over coming out of the onsen and changed into my yukata again. As i was about to work on my blog a Japanese guy approached me and asked me if he could borrow some of my time. (yes that's what he said) He had made a brochure (in english) for ...
... mine wasn't. Thankfully i was allowed to watch the whole thing from up close and it was pretty realistic, with a mockup of the bulletrain's cockpit and 3d renderings of the environment. I walked on to the diorama they made from a couple of big Japanese cities, with trains running on the tracks and stopping at several stations. I tried to film it but one of the guards came up to me and said it was not allowed to clamp my tripod around the guard rail. After apolizing to me for ...
Ito is a laid back city with lots of onsens. I stayed at the K's House hostel. It's 2900¥ but very nice place to stay and it has a onsen which one can explore. The hostel used to be a hotel and it dates back to 100 years ago. Very old wooden structure. Quite an experience for couple of nights. To get here it took me most of the day. It was two train rides and 5 hours of travel. Relaxed in the bath and have a good night ...
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