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We got up reasonably early (!!) and had hot ham and cheese pancake/burrito style things from 7-Eleven for breakfast as we waited for our first Shinkansen at Tokyo station. The trains are ever so fast! We ended up taking three local trains and the Shinkansen to get to Fujinomiya, but it was totally worth it. The steps were as follows! 1. Take the JR Chuo Line to Tokyo Station 2. Get Shinkansen reservation and travel to Mishima 3. Take the JR Tokaido Main Line to Fuji 4. ...
It went from dark and misty and chilly
to really dark, damp and cold quite quickly but we were reassured it
was not a ghost town having seen quite a few school kids walking home
and people just out and about. We thought we'd give the american
diner just below our hostel a go and it was...very american! The guy
Michael who owns it, the group of Americans who arrived the same time
as us, the football memorabilia and decoration and the food...and the
... had booked for the night. This was an older facility that was showing some age but still in good shape. My tatami room was huge, had an ocean view and could comfortably sleep six (since there were six futons stacked in the futon cupboard). I had a great wash and soak in the onsen facility and then a huge meal served in my room. I ate alone watching baseball on Japanese TV. It must be the playoffs as there seemed to be a lot ...
... in the crowd, soaking in the atmosphere and availing ourselves of some of the food on offer. Marion and Jay went for some octopus balls, (EDIT: I realize how this reads; I don't mean the literal balls of an octopus. Balls of octopus. Sphere's of octopoda. Meh, you get the idea.) and I bought myself a huge pancake-type thing filled with cabbage, noodles and meat of an indeterminate variety. My favourite kind. Still, it was delicious.
... 10 minutes’ walk from Shizuoka Station, but I had to stop by a home electronics store to buy a new SD card, because I planned to take long videos in the venue. So I missed out on the first performance by Fraiser Hooper, a British comedian, but after that, I watched all the performances of the daytime. Anyway, as soon as I sat down on a seat, I noticed nobody was taking photos or videotapes, although I didn't ...