Shizutetsu Hotel Prezio Shizuoka-Ekikita
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... of Mt Fuji in the distance. It wasn't easy to get closer, and it's not really the right time of year to climb at the moment. I'm not sure what else to describe here, so I'll just leave you with plenty of photos to look at. ;) The journey back was pretty long, and we accidentally fell asleep when we got back to the hotel, so it was instant noodles from 7-Eleven (I said we loved it!) with our very small "kettle", and some more ice cream. I had wonton soup with glass ...
It went from dark and misty and chilly
to really dark, damp and cold quite quickly but we were reassured it
was not a ghost town having seen quite a few school kids walking home
and people just out and about. We thought we'd give the american
diner just below our hostel a go and it was...very american! The guy
Michael who owns it, the group of Americans who arrived the same time
as us, the football memorabilia and decoration and the food...and the
... more. I had focused on the west coast, the quieter side, unlike the east coast which is closer to Tokyo. Once away from the hubbub of Mishima, there is noticeably less traffic especially up in the mountains.
After cycling around the northwest point of the peninsula, I stopped for lunch at a tiny ramen shop in a small town at the junction of R18 and R17. This was an older, diner type joint that had the original decor of maybe ...
... I don't really do naps. I can go for long periods without sleep and then I more than make up for it by collapsing into 24 hour coma's. I knew that if I drifted off now, that would be me until after the weekend. This would be a real shame as we had something pretty special lined up that evening.
Throughout the summer months, towns and cities across the country play host to some spectacular festivals known as matsuri. These festivals ...
... cool monkeys, a huge anteater, a couple of rhinos & a tapir. We had to look up what a tapir was because I think this is the first time we had ever seen one.
As we were walking through the zoo there were stations along the way that had the “Guess what animal this is” by showing you a close up picture of the ears or feet or something like that. You know the Japanese people don’t like waste anything – ...