Dogashima Onsen Hotel
Travel Blogs from Nishiizu-cho
... and then finally to more Japanese sounding music (i.e. not in english).
It was, needless to say, a remarkable evening and a extremely enjoyable way to spend a 26th birthday. The art of "doing nothing" is highly underrated in American culture and relaxing without guilt is something that can be rare but also something that we will hopefully have a bit more of over the coming year.
And of course the onsen was spectacular.
... was following a computercourse on Windows and she had to leave as it was about to begin. At first i wanted to go back straight to the hotel but i found a nice path along the river and decided to follow it for a while. It was a narrow footpath lined with a lot of trees but it had some brilliant views of the riverside. I could see Koi swimming in the river and i managed to take some nice pictures since the weather had also cleared up ...
... 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 ...
- 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 ...
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 ...
- Swimming pool
- Free parking