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Not my best day today. I decided on a bit of a whim yesterday that I was going to take a trip to Mt Fuji. I booked a hotel online at the last minute just before I fell asleep, didn't book any train tickets, didn't look at the weather forecast, and then got up this morning and started the trek to Kawaguchiko, one of the towns in the foothills of the mountain with reputedly excellent mountain views over a lake. Can you foresee any problems that may have ...
... ravines, autumn leaves and traditional Japanese houses that I had imagined would scatter the country side. The speed train was fast, quiet, spacious seats (on a standard ticket) and left on time. On arrival to Hakone we walked twenty minutes up a winding hill to our hotel to discover there is a 100 yen ($1) bus that goes from our hotel to the bus station on a loop! We used that bus for all future trips. ...
Here the hot springs, erupting geysers and bubbling pools of boiling mud dominate a fascinating landscape. We take the Hakone rope way from Sounzan down to Togendai on lake Ashinoko. We take a boat journey around the lake which is a water filled volcanic crater with a circumference of 18K. We are now making our way to Tokyo by ...
... of the mountain. Far earlier than planned we set off for Hakone and had some lunch before going up the Hakone sky gondola to the Owakudani Valley. Here we went for a walk up to where the geothermal activity was taking place so we could see the sulphur clouds hard boiling eggs and turning them black. It reminded me a lot of Rotorua in New Zealand. We descended back down the mountain on the coach ready to get on our pirate boat across Lake Ashi. From here you ...
... at each register. For a country that is very technologically advanced, this confuses me. I would assume that dealing with bank / credit cards is less time consuming than constantly dealing with notes, coins, safe storage of the cash and counting the till each day.
Again today we went to look at Mt Fuji, but from a different angle. Train and cable car again, and then boat trip around the lake at the bottom of Mt Fuji. The boat looked ...
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