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... lovely indoor and outdoor hot-spring baths. Japanese dinner with fresh local produce and breakfast are included. If you sent your main luggage ahead to Kiso-Fukushima, it will be waiting for you when you arrive at the ryokan. The ryokan concierge will help you send it onwards again tomorrow morning to wherever you are staying after the Nakasendo Trail ; remember to pack overnight essential in your daypack for your remaining two nights on the ...
... Buddha statue. It was cast in 1252 an originally was in a temple, but since 1495 it has been outdoors. It is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan (13.35m).
I am happy to report that we are much more adept with the train system now. We reloaded our train cards (found the English button on the kiosk!) and maneuvered through a relatively large station and a few smaller ones. We went on multiple lines today and even went on a monorail. We’re almost ...
My trip to the Hakone mountain region started with my first ride with the famous Shinkansen train, I was excited like a little boy :-))). The second part of the trip was with a little mountain train which didn't excite me but all the Japanes tourist :-). The main reason I spend a night up in Hakone was Mount Fuji. But unfortunately, like most of the time, Japan's most famous mountain was covered in clowds. So I did a boat cruise and visited a shrine ...
... slowly turned colorful and we started to recognize the contours of the mountains and lakes below us, while the summit continued to fill with climbers with a better timing than us. Once we could finally see the top of the sun at 4:40am, there was a surreal mix of cheering, the clicking sounds of the many cameras and some classical music that started to play from the hut behind us. I can imagine that it would be a huge disappointment if you arrive at the top while ...
... Then there's the fact that if this was a short stint, I could easily laugh off an awkward and difficult conversation or a grocery store with incredibly tiny parking spots instead of thinking about how I will navigate them for the next three years. Just acknowledging that I'm not on vacation, so it makes sense that I do not feel relaxed and invigorated has helped a lot. I still need to work on how to feel less like a visitor in a place that is now ...