Tateyama Grand Hotel
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... many old traditional buildings instead of giant skyscrapers. First stop was Tokeiji temple. It was basically a giant graveyard up the side of a hill, it even had large spiders hanging just above head height to complete the scene (people that know me can imagine how much I enjoyed that). It had rained the during the night and there was still dew around which only added to how beautiful the temple was. Leaving Tokeiji we made for a hiking trail that would ...
... cash points in japan are at 7/11 stores. This had not been a problem in tokyo where there is one on nearly every street, but now I was into the sticks it was more of a struggle. After failing to find one near the station and also having unsuccessfully tried to piggyback on McDonald's wifi I resorted to heading towards my first destination, the great Buddha. Thankfully with it being such a tourist trap, there was a 7/11 just around the corner and I ...
... on the same floor opposite to this pasta place. After lunch, took the train back to my hotel in Shibuya.
In the afternoon, we went to the starbucks on Shibuya crossing for some people watching. This is an excellent location for shooting videos of the people crossing the road. It is fascinating to watch the synchronized routine over and over. Once you walk towards the starbucks, you would find counter to order right outside the store. Skip this and take the elevator to ...
... are centipedes. The mucade is poisonous if it stings you. They are fat, black, and have lots of red legs. Luckily we've only seen a couple outside and they were dead. Then, there is the creepy, but harmless Japanese House Centipede, aka: geggi geggi. This guy is huge! The body is like a wide, stubby centipede and it has 15 pairs of articulated legs like a spider. They eat roaches and spiders, that's a ...
... or diarrhea from that water!)
On our way out we stopped in the store. It's a farmer's market of the produce they grow there. Well, there are toys and souvenirs too. You know my kids!
This is a place we will go to again with Joe. I really wanted to do the Swan shaped paddle boats, but I need another pair of legs to help paddle the boat! The kids really want to spend time on the playground, so we will plan another trip.