Toyoko Inn Fujisan Numazu Kitaguchi 2
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Topping it all off were the onsens. You see, all that geothermal activity means that hot springs are abundant here. All hotels have them. An onsen is a natural hot spring bath that is like a jacuzzi without the jets. The Japanese have a finely-honed set of rituals and social behaviours they observe in using an onsen. Extreme cleanliness before use is ...
Today started with a traditional Japanese breakfast which was not at all to my taste. Breakfast included -
Dried Japanese Horse Mackerel
Natto (Fermented soybeans)
Steamed rice and Miso ...
We set off early today to catch the train to Hakone.
It's nice to get out of the city and see some of the countryside.
We dropped our bags off at the hotel and had a look around the town. Then did what they call the Hakone round trip.
Caught the bus to Moto-hakone-ko
Boarded a pirate ship that went across Lake Ashi.
Took 2 ropeways
... up the courage, and after a bottle of sake, beer and a shot of schoschu, we finally made it to the grand bath. We strategically went immediately after dinner, because no one wants to be completely naked in scalding hot water on a full stomach. Except us, in order to avoid being naked around a bunch of tiny Japanese people. So we went and both agreed it was amazing. We had agreed to meet within 15 minutes (they recommended soaking ...
... that is utterly pervasive. It's actually become something of a game - to try and find the one piece of garbage that someone forgot to pick up. Even out here in the countryside, groundskeepers and old ladies minding their storefronts and even off-duty tour guides - all routinely, perpetually seem to be picking up and maintaining the cleanliness of even the busiest tourist areas.
This morning ...