Hotel Grand Fuji
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... a drink at the tea house. However, we did peek inside the family-run establishment that has been serving refreshments for over 350 years. A large pot being heated over an open fire filled the room with the smell of wood smoke, and had Will wanting to call Fireman Sam (his favorite TV fire hero). Later, he would report that the “fire house” was his favorite part of the day.
We continued hiking crisscrossing the road several times. Will loved a ...
This morning we head off to Hakone, about 80 min train ride away from Tokyo, to stay in a traditional Japanese inn (ryokan). Hakone is located in Japan's Fuji National Park known for hot spring resorts and Mt Fuji views. At least we are told there are good views of Mt Fuji, not that it ever made an appearance for us. While we are waiting for our room to be ready we explore the area. We take the cute little red train (which after we discover ...
... From there we had to transfer onto two local trains before reaching our destination stop. Our tour package had a very rough map as to the location of our accommodation so we walked in that direction until we found it. We were way too early to check in so we headed back out to explore. The Hakone area is a park famous for its views of Mount Fuji. We got back to the main train station then hopped on a bus that too us to Lake Ashi and the small town of Motohakone-ko. ...
... my time staying in the area, I must have taken over a hundred pictures of the famous mountain, each more beautiful and interesting than the last.
The first day was a wash. It took a long time to travel from Okinawa to Narita (airport near Tokyo), from Narita to Shinjuku (a major location in Tokyo), then from Shinjuku to Kawaguchiko (via bus). I found the place I was staying (a small little hostel) and asked for a place to ...
... girls go to the shrine to receive a blessing and then boys go again at age 5 and girls at age 7. They were rather cute! From there we went on to the Japanese art gallery which had magnificent views of Lake Ashi and Mt Fuji. Next step was the trip across the lake in a pirate ship - Jonny Depp could have been on board. From there it was back down to our accommodation. This is quite an experience. It's a large hotel and shoes are removed at the front door and put into lockers. Many ...
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