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This is the longest blog so far in this trip, cause a lot of time spent on trains
Took JR, train and train again to get to Fuji train station, total of about 2 something hours.
I have to make a comment, the worst washroom I went to China was still better than the one in Fuji train station :(
I forgot to chk the weather for Fuji, the weather at the Mt is 10 degree lower than the station. It was cold in the station, probably mid teens ...
... 8217;m not sure!)- it had been quite well reconstructed and we had some good views of Mt Fuji there whilst eating ice creams - David had a black sesame seed ice cream which tasted very nice but looked horribly grey!
Finally we got on a local bus and drove over some wonderfully bendy mountain roads back to our hotel and the familiar sushi picnic in our room as we still cannot find any where open to get dinner from apart from the hotel restaurant which is way beyond our ...
... is the island, is the world's third most active volcano after Stromboli and Kilauea (allegedly), though on the plane over we read an article which claimed a volcano in Indonesia was the second most active. How do you define such things?
On the crossing we saw a strange black and white structure and a submarine cruising along.
We arrived at Okata Port on the northside of the island. We searched the internet ...
... the mountains where our hotel is. The hotel was built in the late 1800’s and from the pictures on the walls it’s where royalty used to stay when they visited the area. Whilst its full of character its also very expensive - one cup of coffee in the coffee shop is £8.50 (we found a slightly cheaper alternative down the street)!
Unfortunately there seem to be no little local restaurants in the town so we have just been to ...
Day 2: Izu Skyline
All I can say is, you MUST ride this, and any/everywhere on the Izu Peninsula at some point in your life. You must do this especially if you consider yourself a keen moto tourer. The scenery and corner carving cahoonery is OSM (panorama). OSM. Sometimes when you read moto magazines they talk about an ear to ear grin when riding a bike. I had one of these. A lot. It was OSM. I felt so ecstatic because here I was, a total newbie to ...