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Travel Blogs from Kawaguchi
I woke up to a swelteringly hot room. The air con seems pretty redundant. The view of Mt Fuji out of the window is fantastic. It seems to loom out over the whole town like the alien landing site in Close Encounters of the Third Kind. We had a lavish breakfast with lots of different this and that, but it didn't sit quite as well as the dinner. Sometimes you just want bacon and sausage! We made the bus trip up too the 5th Station of Mt Fuji at 2,305m. The air is ...
... to watch the chefs at work creating a beautiful platter of the freshest sushi ever, and it tasted lovely (though if I'm honest there was a little bit too much wasabi for my liking because I don't like mustard!). It was a great experience - and it was still only 7.30am!
We headed back to our capsule hotel to pack up and head to Shinjuku Station, where we caught the train to Ōtsuki Station. We were excited about using our Japan Rail Passes for ...
... br> Afterwards we headed to the Hama Rikyu gardens - only 10 minutes walk away and spent an hur or so just ambling through some pretty special areas. A pit stop for a beer half way through perked us up- and then it was off to Koenji.
Joe found this spot during his *Google Street View* walkabouts - I had never heard of the place to be honest..and wasnt sure what we would find there....
Turns out...you can find pretty much everything here that is weird and ...
... lines as i feared they might come down on us. I ran to another part of the street where there were none. We could see all the Japanese office workers had evacuated into the streets and all traffic had stopped! We went and stood on a bridge that was open with no buildings around then the two 6.4 after shocks hit and you could see Smoke rising from the centre of the city. Also the canal water dropped and then sudden-inly the water raised up very high! ...
... the Mori Park ice sculptures, or "Silver Frost" they are over 10m high and they just trickle water to make them. It was the time of the year for the Saiko Juhyo Festival.
Wow, writing all this makes me realize what a busy day we had, craziness!
"I am sure it will be an experience"
This morning we headed out to hike up a very steep trail to a cable car, and ride the cable car down. I wasn’t even sure what the view ...
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