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Travel Blogs from Chichibu
... for rest! Finally I reach the Okutama-lake - the point which we targeted to visit the last weekend. It looks quite nice - I can spot something like a beach there - but it's probably out of reach aka forbidden. There are many bridges of all different colors and constructions - these are fun to take pictures of.The road after the lake is almost familiar - it's the 3rd time I pass it in the last week. Yet I miss the onsen, and stop by a gatekeeper asking for directions. Not only I ...
(Some notes for today: In Japanese, -San is added to a mountain name (the kanji is Yama: mountain) so Takaosan is the same as Mount Takao. I only say Mount Fuji here since that's what is normal to me. Takaosanguchi is the name of the train station at the base of Takaosan.) Wow, today has been amazing so far, and I can't believe I'll be back in Tokyo for 2:30! I decided to hike Takaosan, and I'm really glad I did! Right now I'm writing this as I head back to Shinjuku. The trip ...
... at their door, vines growing up the walls or hanging from the eaves.
Hydrangeas are in bud and ready to burst in to gorgeous balls of blooms. Some trees are allowed to grow naturally while others limbs and branches are bound with hessian and propped up with supports to train them in to certain shapes or designs.
The train line to Ukai Yoriyama (which is the end of the line) gave us the opportunity to see how suburban life is. Some homes ...
... Each bout is so short, sometimes only 10 seconds long, actually most being less than 30 seconds long, but it was nonetheless interesting. I loved that the sumo match retained a traditional feel, where unlike any other modern sporting event, there are no jumbotrons, no digital advertising, the sponsors display their company name on a traditional type cloth banner, there are no instant replays, no MCs, just straight up, traditional, sumo wrestling.
... scuttled out from their room to meet us. As anticipated, they were beyond overwhelemed and overjoyed to see us. My grandmother has shrunk at least 2 feet though looking more or less healthy and strong. She gripped my hand and wept, and did not let go for a good 5 minutes. My grandfather, despite having had a stroke a few years back, seemed the same as always, sharp of body and of mind.
We all gathered in the common area and I shared some pictures I had brought with ...
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Other places to stay in Chichibu
5911-1 Kamimiyajimachi, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $166
2-3-18 Nosaka-machi, Chichibu | 3 star hotelfrom $118
1294-1 Yamada, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $114
542 Arakawahino, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $332
5-1 Miyakawacho, Chichibu | Hotelfrom $71