Fujinomiya Green Hotel
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I was originally planning on limiting my vacation to Tokyo/Kyoto area, but hearing/reading a lot about Hakone convinced me to add it in at the last minute.
I'm here for 2 nights, but unfortunately I'm already regretting this - I wish I could stay here for a few weeks instead.
It would make for a very different kind of vacation, and one that I had not really considered. I wanted to come to Japan ...
After a very traditional Japanese breakfast we drive to Gora Station and take a gondola ride across the Hakone Mountain crater to Owakudani. That's the site of the last volcanic eruption in Hakone 4,000 years ago. Off in the distance we see Mount Fuji! The skies today are still grey and we have some light rain, but at least we can see the top.
At Owakundai, we can see steam coming from the geothermal springs and the smell of sulfuric gas ...
... us in the etiquette of Japanese onsen, where men and women bathe naked separately. However, the first time you bare all in an onsen alone is certainly a daunting experience as there are quite a few rules which you need to adhere to! After a relaxing bath, we had dinner at the top of the spa overlooking the mountains. The view was beautiful, and you can really see why the region is so popular with Tokyo-ites seeking some respite from city life. The next day, we ...
... cooking, this time for an interesting fusion of Japanese and English styles: a Japanese casserole. This involved Japanese sweet potatoes and beef, and demonstrated just how much Coco loved her time in the U.K - she`s certainly incorporated much into her way of life now!
Points of interest:
1. There are no fat people in Japan
2. Japanese is 129% harder to write than to speak
3. Japanese vending machines are the best in the world. And still there are no fat people.
... Bullet train fast Mount Fuji appeared for 5 minutes! Lake sail and cable car in low cloud Overnight in ryokan -futon bed and hot naked bath Small towel on head to keep dry and to cover bits while entering! Very relaxing Could get used to kimonos Bullet again to ...