TripAdvisor Reviews Tokiwa Ryokan Izunokuni
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... and period that we have seen. Most impressive were 2 large works of gem glass. Thousands of pieces of glass were laid and fixed on top of a translucent painting which is shown transilluminated. We have never seen anything like that by Picasso.
We charged up the hill planning to see the pottery museum. Unfortunately, they were already closed by the time we got there.
More hot spring and traditional Japanese dinner. Long travel day tomorrow.
... expected and the road doesn't quite hug the coastline as we had hoped. We stop at Ito Marine World where we hope to find something to eat. There are public onsens, restaurants with outside patios, souvenir shops and an "ashiyu" or hot springs public footbath. It's a nice and sunny day, perfect temperature to have lunch outside. After lunch Juliet and I take our shoes off and enjoy a nice foot bath overlooking the small harbor and the ...
This morning Fuji-san is clearly visible once again. The mountain that is known for hiding in the clouds shows himself again :-) After a nice breakfast we check out and are heading back to Lake Ashi. We decide to visit Hakone Sekisho Checkpoint, an inspection facility in the Edo period on the Tokaido Road, connecting Tokyo and Kyoto. There were 53 inspection facilities on major roads across the nation to defend Edo, now ...
Waking up to a glorious day, wow, Fujisan can be seen from the hotel! After coffee and a breadbasket with different breads for breakfast we are ready to start the day. The plan is to go see the purple moss fields located on the other side of Mount Fuji. When punching in the phone number for the purple moss fields the GPS tells us the phone number isn't in the system. The English speaking desk clerk is quick to help. He finds a ...
... is a Japanese one up in he mountain. There is a natural hot spring bath on the roof and the water is piping hot. Far too hot to sit for long. We had a Japanese meal again but this time it was lots of fish and not just vegetarian like the temple we stayed in. It all came in loads of different dishes and seemed never ending. The Japanese have 3 springs a day when they come here. I guess it's their way of unwinding before the Tokyo ...
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