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... especially as you have to be in line by 5pm to get on
before the park shuts. We did manage all the big coasters though
which were worth the wait; amazing, scary and surprising at times. It
all looked very cool lit up when it got dark too, yet at 6pm sharp,
lights and music all switched off and within 15minutes no-one was
around – spooky! A really exciting day, though we would take
another layer next time as all the waiting got quite cold in the
... R411, I turned east onto R59 which was downhill for about 12 km to the small town of Yugashima. I arrived there at about 11:30 but knew I should have lunch. I rode along the main road until I came across what looked to be the town's main gathering point with a bus loop, community centre and local farmer's market. There was also a small Italian eatery there with a couple of outdoor tables set up for lucky patrons like me. With ...
... 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 ...
Nagoya got a full blast of the typhoon passing through parts of Japan with heavy rain coming down most of yesterday and all through the night. It was good to be holed in Nagoya in dry comfort. Just as quickly, the storm passed and this morning it was bright and clear but very windy. I decided to get back on the road, so to speak, and cycled to the train station (only about 15 km) and hopped on the shinkansen for Mishima which is just above ...
... fingerprints and get my photo taken.
Everyone spoke English in Narita.
I grabbed my luggage, and found the JR office downstairs to get my rail pass exchanged. The guy there was brilliant. SO friendly. He reserved my seats for my trip to Shizuoka, even advising me not to change at Tokyo station but to change at Shinegawa. I can't believe how easy and efficient everything was. My flight got in at 7:00 and I would arrive at Shizuoka at 10:30 (exactly when ...