Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic
Travelers also recommend:
- More recommendations
TripAdvisor Reviews Shima Kanko Hotel The Classic
Travel Blogs from Shima
... is fine and sunny. The volcano, Mt Ontake, is due to erupt again. It had killed over 40 hikers and there are a few more that are still missing. This is the first time for us that there are so many natural "events" happening on our trip. We have been here 7 and 8 times and the most that we have had was slight rain on arriving in Tokyo last year, the typhoon on landing in Taiwan, and then the impending typhoon on leaving Tokyo. We missed that one.
We arrived in Toba following a short ride on the train from Ise. It was
pretty much deserted at that time and very dark, so much so that we didn’t know
if we were going in the right direction to find our hotel, but fortunately we
The next day (15 November), we had initially intended a boat trip in
the bay but as it was raining a lot we changed our plans a bit. First we headed
to the almost empty town ...
... early too, because by the time we parked there were very few spaces left over.
It being the 20th year and a Saturday, and after seeing a very full parking lot, I had fully expected Ise Jingu to be packed. However, the place is so big that I did not feel like it was crowded at all. First, there is about one kilometer of shops along a street that had been designed to reflect the Edo Period style, and if it hadn't been for the random "Family Mart" convenience signs I ...
We travelled with Sam and Shoma to Shinojima and Himakajima. These are both Islands off the Chita Peninsula south of Nagoya. The islands are apparently famous for their fugu (the famous puffer fish which could kill you if it's not prepared the correct ...
Karen came to the hotel and brought us breakfast. We, then headed back to her apartment to collect her Koto and go to her last Koto lesson. Talk about dedication. We traveled quite a way by train (past Fushimi) and then walked a good distance with this 6 foot long tree trunk. We got to met her Koto sensei and her sensei's husband (who Karen said she'd never seen before!). They treated us ...