Shimoda Tokyu Hotel
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... traffic into Tokyo. The journey which took us 2 hours out ended up taking us 5 hours back. There was a consolation though, as this meant we encountered people coming into the station from Shinjuku bars. If you would like to see what obnoxious drunk Japanese people look like (there are far fewer drunks than there are in England it should be noted), please direct yourself to Gabe`s facebook profile for the relevant video.
We again owe our wonderful host Coco a thank you for ...
Using information gleaned from our Japan by rail guidebook we made our way to Mishima station by bullet train in order to get as close as we could for a good view of Mount Fuji. This time we actually saw it from the train and also got a good view from the bus over to Motohakone. Getting off the bus I took a couple of great photos but then a pirate-looking ship was setting off across the lake and we jumped on that, not realising that that would be the end of our views until ...
... and then finally to more Japanese sounding music (i.e. not in english).
It was, needless to say, a remarkable evening and a extremely enjoyable way to spend a 26th birthday. The art of "doing nothing" is highly underrated in American culture and relaxing without guilt is something that can be rare but also something that we will hopefully have a bit more of over the coming year.
And of course the onsen was spectacular.
... Also a box wit small tomatoes all lined up like a matrix. The supermarket even had a kitchen where fresh meals were made for very reasonable prices. I decided to get me a nice and healthy salad with crab and chicken and a lot of vegetables and went to the waterfront to sit and watch the fisherman while eating my breakfast. I met this nice old lady who asked me all about where i was from and what i've been doing here in Japan. She told ...
... actual bullettrains that have been in use on the Shinkansen. It was not only possible to view them from the outside but also enter them and view the inner workings of each train. Pretty awesome if you ask me. :-) There were also several simulators in which you could learn how to ride a bullettrain and i was really anxious to try it. But since there are so many people wanting to try and only a few simulators you have to be lucky that your ticket gets picked out of the raffle ...