Hotel Sunroute Shimizu
Travel Blogs from Shizuoka
... of Mt Fuji in the distance. It wasn't easy to get closer, and it's not really the right time of year to climb at the moment. I'm not sure what else to describe here, so I'll just leave you with plenty of photos to look at. ;) The journey back was pretty long, and we accidentally fell asleep when we got back to the hotel, so it was instant noodles from 7-Eleven (I said we loved it!) with our very small "kettle", and some more ice cream. I had wonton soup with glass ...
“Ghost town, AH AH, living in a ghost
town...” is what popped into our minds as we hiked our rucksacks
onto our backs and stomped out of the little foggy station onto a
long windy and empty road with shut up shops and bending houses. The
heavy mist around the town of Fujisan covering the mountains and
stopping the light coming down meant things felt a little eery.
However, having just been on a 'Thomas the Tank' themed train (was
awesome!) and knowing our ...
... on a slightly downhill road. I made good time as I worked my way back to Mishima satisfied with the quality of riding in the Izu Hanto. This area is almost like a mini version of Japan with mountains, coastline, little villages, rice fields and onsens all within easy reach of one or two days of cycling.
Safely back at the Toyoko Inn, the tour is now over. I will summarize the stats and my final thoughts in the next entry.
Distance: 77.6 km
Elevation: 1,552 metres
Just when I thought I had left the mountains behind me for some easier cycling around the Izu Hanto, I was pulled back in by the lull of a coastal route which eventually led to an inland route with a significant climb. In fact, the day's elevation gain rivaled the climbs of the big mountains of the previous week. However, the ...
... Peter to come get me!)
So my Rail Pass is friggen amazing. I just flash it and go on through. I went to get the Narita Express for the first half of my journey to Peter's. (First thing I did: put on "Who Says" while I watched Tokyo whizz by.) I can't wait to get a really good look at it. From what I've seen: neon wonderland, and a ****LOAD of apartments (at first I thought they were massive carparks). The train itself was so nice and roomy and relaxing.