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... wind. Mark was wearing shorts. Will be zero at the Mt? We are now in the bus going there, will see.
Arrived at Mt Fuji, the 5th step (total of 9 steps). very foggy, windy and cold. Sooo foggy that the top of the Mt was fully covered. So we walked around in the shops, the food was good though, corn and Mt Fuji cake (must try).
Taxi heading for onzen now, FujiYama Onzen. About 1000¥ taxi from the train station. The price for this Onzen (1800¥) ...
... sure why the pirates were in a lake 1000m up in the mountains!
We landed at Hakone-Machi and walked along an avenue lined with cedar trees which was built in the 1600’s on the orders of the shogun to provide shade for the travellers.
A little way out of the town was a reconstructed checkpoint from the 1600’s which was used to safe guard Edo (Tokyo) - it was used to stop arms coming into the area and women going out (why the women all wanted to ...
... the mountains where our hotel is. The hotel was built in the late 1800’s and from the pictures on the walls it’s where royalty used to stay when they visited the area. Whilst its full of character its also very expensive - one cup of coffee in the coffee shop is £8.50 (we found a slightly cheaper alternative down the street)!
Unfortunately there seem to be no little local restaurants in the town so we have just been to ...
... in had a train station so I always aimed for that. Shimoda is a beautiful little place. Make sure you take the time to go for a walk. It’s so quiet. There are so few cars you can just walk down the middle of the road almost. I checked out Perry’s memorial, a US seaman who negotiated to start trading with the Japanese by landing in Shimoda a couple of centuries ago… including just traipsing along the shore checking out boats and people fishing.
... sur place tellement il faisait froid et qu'il ventait. Mais une fois que le soleil commençait à poindre le bout de son nez au-dessus des nuages, je n'y pensais plus! Je pouvais sentir la fébrilité de tout le monde autour de moi... Voir le soleil se lever tranquillement et venir nous réchauffer avec sa chaleur est vraiment un moment inoubliable... C'est le plus beau levé du soleil que j'ai jamais vue... À voir au moins une fois dans sa ...
- Free parking