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... that is utterly pervasive. It's actually become something of a game - to try and find the one piece of garbage that someone forgot to pick up. Even out here in the countryside, groundskeepers and old ladies minding their storefronts and even off-duty tour guides - all routinely, perpetually seem to be picking up and maintaining the cleanliness of even the busiest tourist areas.
This morning ...
Every region of Japan is known for a specific craft. The Hankone area is well known for mosaic woodworking called Hakone Yosegi Zaiku. We visit a small store with a workshop on the 2nd floor and meet the owner and 7th generation master craftsman. He shows us how his products are made and it’s just amazing. Something small can take months to make because of the detail involved. Check out www.hamamatsuya.com to see his ...
... of the year except the summer months; there’s a Shinto shrine and a post office right at the summit! We really can only see maybe to 10K feet…very disappointing. Mt. Fuji is the 29th highest mountain the world, but what makes it unique is that it’s not part of a range of mountains, but it stands alone. It’s a very sacred mountain to the Japanese people and has been part of artwork and stories for centuries. ...
... us in the etiquette of Japanese onsen, where men and women bathe naked separately. However, the first time you bare all in an onsen alone is certainly a daunting experience as there are quite a few rules which you need to adhere to! After a relaxing bath, we had dinner at the top of the spa overlooking the mountains. The view was beautiful, and you can really see why the region is so popular with Tokyo-ites seeking some respite from city life. The next day, we ...
... and found ourselves emerging onto the most impressive street either of us have seen. You are bombarded by advertising on every level of (again) enormous skyscraper structures. Many of these have garden spaces on various floors where families hang out. After picking up a nice meal on the twelfth level of one we tried, with difficulty, to find the famous Sony building among the cluster of different brands. When we eventually found it, we messed around with all the spec ...
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