Hotel La Cienega
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free parking
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... balcony looks like something out of a painting. It would be like if the hiking area near North Bend/Mt. Si had a resort town nestled in among its valleys, but with higher elevation. I'm not used to seeing low-flying clouds drift over the landscape to collide with green mountains like this - it's incredibly peaceful here.
Even coming out to the poorer, more rural areas of Japan, a constant source of astonishment to me is ...
After lunch we take a nice walk along a nature trail surrounded by huge cedar trees. This walkway was once the main road the Samurai Warriors took when they traveled on horseback between Hakone and Edo, which is now Tokyo.
Kana offers to take us to the highest rated museum in all of Japan, which is located in Hakone. It’s an outdoor contemporary sculpture museum. The sculptures are integrated into the beautiful environment of ...
... From Mt. Fuji we drive a couple more hours to a resort mountain town called Hakone. Hakone is also a volcano so we take a tunnel to the crater and we drive up the side of the crater to our hotel. The trees were thick and lush and created a canopy over the roads. The hotel is actually a "Ryokan" or a traditional Japanese inn. A housemaid hands us a yukata as we enter. A yukata is a casual form of a kimono that 's worn in the summer months. You ...
... and swimmers. After a brief visit to the marine town, we therefore made our way to Kyoto slightly earlier than planned and experienced our first Shinkansen, or bullet train. They are incredibly fast, getting us to Kyoto in just over 2 hours- we definitely need these in England!! Unfortunately Kyoto greeted us with a huge thunder storm, so we spent most of the evening in another K's house hostel. We hope tomorrow can bring us some sunshine to explore all the city has to ...
... and found ourselves emerging onto the most impressive street either of us have seen. You are bombarded by advertising on every level of (again) enormous skyscraper structures. Many of these have garden spaces on various floors where families hang out. After picking up a nice meal on the twelfth level of one we tried, with difficulty, to find the famous Sony building among the cluster of different brands. When we eventually found it, we messed around with all the spec ...