Shimizu City Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shizuoka
... JR Minobu Line to Fujinomiya It was then quite a walk to the shrine, but it was beautiful when we got there. The grounds were bigger than we expected, and there were sections where you could drink spring water or take a bottle home with you after a donation (we didn't want to do it in case it wasn't appropriate for foreigners), and there were a few little shrines to some animal kami. We ate some 7-Eleven lunch in the shade of some cherry blossom trees, and we took in ...
... climbing season may be better so you
can safely walk more of the mountain as there is not really a lot to
do at the fifth station if not walking. Don't expect to see much of
Mount Fuji, the whole time we were there there was not one clear
enough day to see it in its glory!
visit soon, as it is said to be due to erupt next year!
Fujisan was a strange ghost town (but I guess we went out of season
and din't have much luck with ...
... I avoided the debris filled road that I had come down the previous day and saved some distance as well. I rode up the Nishi-Izu bypass but avoided the long tunnel by turning onto R136 which led me to R411. I turned south onto R411 and continued climbing with the views opening up as I got higher. The views were terrific and I was able to look back down at Toi spa town, over to the Shizuoka coastline as well as inland to the ...
... 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 ...
... resembling Western comfort food. This is difficult for many reasons: I don't have an oven, the sausages here taste like a pint of oil in an intestine, there are no such things as pies, there is no such thing as gravy. So that only wipes out about 90% of comfort food in the UK then. After filling and emptying my basket with only a few of the required ingredients for various different dishes each time, I put everything back, again, grabbed a packet of ...