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- Shuttle bus service
- Non-smoking rooms
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Breakfast Available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Refrigerator in room
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... br> Nakasendo Day 3 - Yabuhara to NaraiWalking distance : 6.2km
Elevation gain : 344m of ascent and 270m of descent
Time required : About 3 hoursThe ryokan will drive you back to Kiso-Fukushima after breakfast. Use the tickets we supply to travel by train from Kiso-Fukushima to Yabuhara, then hike over the Torii pass to Narai (about 3.5 hours). Explore this evocative village before boarding your train for your onward journey to Kyoto ...
... Buddha statue. It was cast in 1252 an originally was in a temple, but since 1495 it has been outdoors. It is the second tallest bronze Buddha statue in Japan (13.35m).
I am happy to report that we are much more adept with the train system now. We reloaded our train cards (found the English button on the kiosk!) and maneuvered through a relatively large station and a few smaller ones. We went on multiple lines today and even went on a monorail. We’re almost ...
My trip to the Hakone mountain region started with my first ride with the famous Shinkansen train, I was excited like a little boy :-))). The second part of the trip was with a little mountain train which didn't excite me but all the Japanes tourist :-). The main reason I spend a night up in Hakone was Mount Fuji. But unfortunately, like most of the time, Japan's most famous mountain was covered in clowds. So I did a boat cruise and visited a shrine ...
... of 90% of them: to see the sunrise in the early morning from the top of the mountain. That is at 3776 meter above sea level, so attempting to climb it is serious business. For those who find it difficult to put it into perspective: that's 1500 meter higher than the highest point of this year's Tour the France. It's just 200 meter lower than the Eiger in Switzerland. Technically it is not a difficult climb -provided that the weather is fine- but altitude sickness is ...
... Then there's the fact that if this was a short stint, I could easily laugh off an awkward and difficult conversation or a grocery store with incredibly tiny parking spots instead of thinking about how I will navigate them for the next three years. Just acknowledging that I'm not on vacation, so it makes sense that I do not feel relaxed and invigorated has helped a lot. I still need to work on how to feel less like a visitor in a place that is now ...