Kawaguchi Centre Hotel
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We left Tokyo behind us, ready to see some countryside (and mountains - Cormac). For both of us, this was always a greater draw than the bright lights and cities of Japan, because when you get outside these massive urban jungles you're landed in some of the most spectacular surroundings imaginable.
We were going to stay in Kawaguchi, a small town on the largest of the five lakes that surround Mt. Fuji, and spend a night in a pretty traditional Japanese hotel there. ...
... restaurant and, armed with a map, I was soon en route for some, hopefully, tasty food. The restaurant certainly made a good first impression as the building was stunning, complete with a moving water wheel adjoined onto it. The inside was just as impressive as well, with people either sat on the floor, or sat around a table with the underside of the floor cut out for you to put your feet. I ordered the local speciality ...
... that EVERYTHING is made out of actual materials and nothing’s just painted on or something or like plaster, it’s amazing, there’s stone all over the place. There’s a wee venice where you can take a punting boat with actual punters. Then there’s a wee harbour town with it’s own lighthouse. Oh and there’s a mermaid land underground with a shop inside a huge whale, oh an it’s all full of lights and stuff and just ...
... br> believe the seat also reclined further back. This certainly made the 12
hour flight more comfortable.
Arrival at Narita/Tokyo was without a hitch. Fortunately my luck held again at
baggage pickup with my bag arriving in only 5 minutes. Immigration
at Narita was upgraded from my last travel there. They now take an
electronic image of both left and right forefingers as well as a
facial photo, all done quickly and efficiently.
... br> I had the most amazing day of training and got to meet a lot of very friendly, humble traceurs. After training we went to an Italian restaurant to have a fuudo-fait (a fuudo-faita is someone who enters in foodfighting contests). They had the strangest meals ever, like paste covered with inkfish ink!! Here's some more photo's!