Akazawa Onsen Hotel
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... where we sat beside a nice London couple on their honeymoon and an Australian couple who were in their late 40's and had never seen snow before so they that was a strange conversation discussing the weight and texture of snow!! I think by this point with the snow outside we would have been ready to just go back to Tokyo after lunch but instead the bus took us to our next stop which was an area ...
... after a 12ish hour flight as Japan is 9 hours ahead. That's all daytime right? Then why is it nighttime outside our window? Weird!!!! Anyway, just wanted to say that we're so grateful to everyone who has made this trip so brilliant - Sarah, Rohan, Hartley, Sock, Laura, Lisa, Alex, Josh and Stella - it was so lush to see you all (or your flat in the case of Laura!) and thank you to the good people of Rome, Vatican City, Sri Lanka, Australia and Japan. Muchos appreciate it! Over and ...
... one and got chatting to a girl about our age and her mother, Eriko and Chieko, who we spent the rest of our little trip with. The father/husband was also with them but he seemed to appear and disappear at random stages - if they hadn't spoken to him once or twice I would've been convinced he was a figment of my imagination. As we were all chatting away, Erico suddenly pointed out into the distance and there appearing through the cloud was the right hand side of Mt Fuji. It ...
- Early start in order to catch Express at 8am from Shinjuku Station
- Another stunning clear sunny day!
- pleasant trip to Hakone (train very fast through the suburbs)
- bus up a very winding (and picturesque snowy road) to hotel with direct view of Mt Fuji
- dropped off baggage then on to Lake Ashi
- very distinctive cruising vessel for an ...
... Probably we are spoiled living in the Bay Area and being used to seeing fantastic redwood trees.
The final leg of the journey was a bus trip back to Hakone-Yumoto to catch the train back to Tokyo. On this bus ride for the first time we experienced the crunch of public transportation in Japan. On the bus we were packed like sardines! Making matters even worse, the road the bus was traveling was packed with cars. Wall ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free parking