Hotel Select Inn Numazu Inter
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... I was hammering on that thing. I don't know why I've been naming these cars. I've never named any of the seven I've owned. After some anxious moments in traffic, speeding and other aggressive behavior, I made it back to the car rental office at 12:05 pm. I caught a Shinkansen to Tokyo Station. Then a JR subway train, which was very uncomfortable for two hours Otsuki Station, and finally another train to Kawaguchiko Station.
On the last ...
... and period that we have seen. Most impressive were 2 large works of gem glass. Thousands of pieces of glass were laid and fixed on top of a translucent painting which is shown transilluminated. We have never seen anything like that by Picasso.
We charged up the hill planning to see the pottery museum. Unfortunately, they were already closed by the time we got there.
More hot spring and traditional Japanese dinner. Long travel day tomorrow.
... thermometer measuring the water indicates it is about 40C or 104F! Lots of people take a foot bath, it's nice and relaxing and with the special spring water it must be good for your feet as well. Once we have left Ito there are less and less houses and more countryside to enjoy. We try to find a large natural hot spring waterspout that is announced on a sign on the side of the road. Signs are sparse and we end up on a narrow road and stop ...
... and can only be used for emergency vehicles. This is after all an earthquake prone area. The sign shows a large catfish. In Japanese mythology a giant catfish ("namazu") that lives in the mud underneath the country causes an earthquake when the god guarding him under a stone doesn't pay attention for a brief moment. Hakone-Yumoto is a quaint and busy little village, difficult to find a parking spot. It's a short walk ...
... the resident hotel dog Haru, a black lab who is also a therapy dog. Sweet dog, feeling absolutely at home in the hotel lobby. This evening we have dinner in the Japanese restaurant, they reserved a nice table in a tatami room for us. Excellent food and service. The waitress has to take off her shoes every time she brings us something, then kneels down next to the person she is serving. I feel my poor knees and hip every time I see her kneel down ...