TripAdvisor Reviews Tokiwa Ryokan Izunokuni
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... next train came up so we could walk through it to the other side. We both knew however this was not going to be an easy task in a packed train with us trying to push through with suitcases! A few loud 'sumimasens' (excuse me) later I'd pushed through and we were on the right side to go to our accommodation. We found a Taiwanese couple who had made the same mistake who just so happened to be staying at the same place. While we were studying the map ...
During day 2, we ventured beyond the borders of Tokyo city and drove a few hours out of town to check out Mount Fuji.
Our first stop was at a strawberry farm where the students were allowed to fill up on some freshly grown strawberries that were just rip for the picking. The students certainly didn't hold back, loading up on a healthy amount of strawberry and even purchasing a few more strawberry-based treats for the rest of the trip and some to bring back ...
Its the tallest peak and what a beautiful peak it is covered in snow. Definitely worth a visit for a few days.
I got the bus from Shinjuku and it took two hours and its easy enough. I suggest getting off at the kawaguchiko station which is central to buses and trains. Theres not much point in getting off at the highlands unless you intend to make the 6 ...
... and I definitely had to try this (first time!). For those who don't know onsen: it's a natural hot spring and these can be found all across Japan. It comes with it's own rituals. First you have to thoroughly soap and scrub yourself under a shower, while sitting on a miniature stool that seems to be designed for infants. Then you make sure that you rinse off all the soap (also from around your shower place), before you slowly enter the ...
This was a little bit of a boo boo. I didn't realise when I booked a night near Mt Fuji that it would be such a poo to get to. When looking up the timetables were saying between 5-10 hours to get there. We decided to go straight into Tokyo then back out again and it seemed a pretty simple straight line. It was it just took ages. We had a circle line to Osaka then another line to the Shinkansen station at Shinosaka. Then easy going on the Shinkansen into Tokyo. ...
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