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... the background. The most beautiful view we had seen so far.
Setting up the beds was a little difficult; luckily, the hotel provided us with a small pamphlet that explained in detail how to make up our Japanese futon beds on a tatami mat. The room turned into a huge mattress where we would then rest our ...
... the cherry blossoms in spring would look like. In fact anywhere we go in Japan I try and imagine how the scene would look with cherry blossoms as this is the most eventful season in Japan for nature enthusiasts it seems. After rounding the lake and rounding the mountain itself we arrived at teh bus station and hiked a quarter hour to reach our hostel.
Hostel: The place itself was a welcome western respite from our ...
... the trees led us to a very large torii that was built in the waters of Ashinoko along the treeline. Images of this gate, the lake, and Mt. Fuji were advertised all over this region, and it was all quite beautiful to see in person.
There were these small swan peddle boats all over the lake that we couldn't resist and rented one for 30 minutes. Geez, were these things inefficient! We both peddled ...
... cream (I was craving ice cream for days!) and walked a few minutes from the station to our ryokan.
We couldn't check in until 2pm unfortunately so we left our luggage and went exploring. Amusingly, we saw the attendant cleaning our luggage wheels in order to keep their establishment clean; how Japanese! Since this was a mountainous region, we climbed a rather steep hill in the baking heat to find Gora Park, and instead decided to eat lunch ...
... leg of the journey though was by private rail and I had to pay for that. Only $10 so didn't break the bank.
Then, as I said, as soon as I had arrived and dropped my bags at the backpacker place, I set out to get some pictures. Walked a little way around Lake Kawaguchi-ko to get some clear shots and then up the hill over looking the lake and the town of the same name. Great viewing. And ...
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