Sun Palace Hotel
Travel Blogs from Shizuoka
... Theme Park. The recored breaking roller coasters there were awesome!
The efficiency of the staff at getting people on and off was the
poorest we have ever seen. However, safety was priority which I guess
makes up for it, though I'm pretty sure three different people
shouldn't need to check the safety belts every time?! This did mean
we spent the longest we have ever spent queueing for the rides and
some shut early which we didn't realise so unfortunately we didn't
After lunch, I turned up R18 which increased gradually for a few kms before the hairpin turns started. The higher I rode, the more the views opened up. However, it wasn't until I turned onto R127 that the vistas stood out. This was a fair bit of up and down riding but the views both out into the ocean looking at Shizuoka City and into the mountains were terrific. Plus, the roads were relatively quiet save the ...
... and 10 being the peak, but it is a little disingenuous because they have other stops between them, like the 8.5th station and 9.5th station. You can drive or take a bus to the 5th station on each of the trails.
Started around noon and I hiked about 4 hours, the first day, to the 8th station where I stayed in the hut there. Because I was going up the north side and down the south side, I had to carry all my gear up the mountain. I was also carrying food ...
... of two pre-pubescent teenage lads strapping a catherine wheel to a stray cat. And yet there I was, in this relatively small Japanese city, experiencing something pretty spectacular.
It was obvious that something was about to happen when people began moving en masse to the riverbanks. We followed the crowd, finding ourselves a good spot across the river with a big group of people sat in the middle of the street. We had earlier purchased ...
... Elation overtook scepticism however and I bought it in the hope that it was just the colour that was messed up.
Now, I don't know why they call it cornflour, because it's NOT cornflour. It's nothing like cornflour. In fact, if it tried to enter the Cornflour Olympics then it would not only be turned away, mocked and banned forever, but the other packets of cornflour would stick a sign on it's back saying "kick me" and do so until it bruised on its ...