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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
... roads scattered throughout the mountains.
I started the day with another soak in the onsen before breakfast. After such a huge dinner the night before, I didn't have much appetite for breakfast but knew I needed to fuel up for the climb to come. After breakfast, I quickly changed and checked out. I consulted with the front desk about an alternative route for the initial climb out of town which proved to be a wise ...
After lunch, I turned up R18 which increased gradually for a few kms before the hairpin turns started. The higher I rode, the more the views opened up. However, it wasn't until I turned onto R127 that the vistas stood out. This was a fair bit of up and down riding but the views both out into the ocean looking at Shizuoka City and into the mountains were terrific. Plus, the roads were relatively quiet save the ...
... somewhat inspired by my current reading of Anthony Bourdain's "Kitchen Confidential" which I discovered on a bookshelf where I was staying in Nagoya. It just happened to fall into my backpack as I was going out the door.)
I'm planning to book an onsen for tomorrow night (Thursday in Japan) as the Izu Hanto is a popular onsen destination and there are some cheap deals on weeknights. The plan is to travel light with just one change ...
... to showcase, but I wish I could do something special for people around me to enjoy.
The City of Shizouka holds Daidogei (Street Performance) World Cup every year and this year marked the 15th meeting. It is the four-day festival which about 100 performers from Japan and foreign countries join and a number of visitors enjoy. It is a pity that the event is very popular only among locals living in ...