Tokorozawa Park Hotel
Travel Blogs from Tokorozawa
... has done wonders for both of us - not only do we smell great (not), we are bloated, greasy and lucky me, I have developed not one but two canker sores on my tongue. Ahh! The joys of travelling.
Although we are tired, our spirits are still high and we can't wait to land at our final destination and get settled. The Director of our school will be greeting us at the airport and ...
... of Mt Fuji from the top of the cable car ride and all
around the lake. The only thing we didn’t have time for was the
nearby amusement park that we hadn’t realised existed! It was an
awesome day trip anyway and the perfect way to round out our first
stint in Tokyo. Next time we’ll have to come back in July/August
and actually climb Mt Fuji! On our way back we snuck out to the ski
shop district just before they closed and bought new Salomon shoes!
... Al did, I settled for a plate of tempura because at least whatever I was getting had been fried but Al got this sushi plate with all sorts of fish that we had seen at the market this morning including sashimi octopus and fish with silver skin on it. I take my hat off to him as he ate the lot gulping his beer in between a couple of bites. Our appetizer was called wax gourd and I cant even tell you what it was but it was gross. Then Al’s Miso ...
Today it is raining and cloudy, and we are off to see Mt Fuji!
We head off in the coach and arrive at the viewing area, where the cloud lifts fractionally to allow us a peek at the peak! The weather is too bad to go up the mountainside past the First Observation station so that is all we get to see today. We do see lots ...
... and is a 20 hectare park that has been planted to replicate an undeveloped Tokyo. Lakes, streams, forest, grassland. Interesting in a 'wow, this is actually in the centre of a city of 20 million people?' kind of way. The snapping tortoises were our favourites.
Meguro Art Museum was supposd to be next but when we got to the door it was closed for exhibition change. No matter, lunchtime and we'd passed Hungry Heven Hamburgers on the ...