Hotel Vista Shimizu
Travel Blogs from Shizuoka
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. ...
... but it was nice to wonder
round. Mount Fuji did not want to reveal itself to us but we still
had a great time wondering the town and the Lake, going up to the
fifth station and of course the theme park. There are many more
hiking trails that we would have taken advantage of if we had been
there longer, with Mount Fuji being a place mainly for walkers; so if
you want bright lights and loads of things to see and do then maybe a
visit here shouldn't be your priority.
... 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 ...
... of motorcycles that would roar by. Unfortunately, there was some high cloud obscuring what would have been a great view of Mt. Fuji.
From R127, I turned down a branch of R136, a quiet, country road that sees little traffic compared to R136 itself. This quiet road was covered with lots of debris - broken off twigs and leaves - from the recent typhoon. I rolled into the town of Toi Spa to the Toi Fujiya Hotel, an onsen hotel ...
... 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 ...