Odakyu Yamano Hotel
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... village streets in the magical quiet of the evening, wearing the yukata gown supplied by your inn.
Nakasendo Day 2 - Tsumago to NojiriLonger Option :
Walking distance : 18.4km
Elevation gain : 723m of ascent and 644m of descent
Time required : About 6 hoursShorter Option :
Walking distance : 3.7km
Elevation gain : 101m of ascent and 117m of descent
Time required : About 1 hoursThe longest day (about 6 hours) ...
... for me to accurately transcribe here. There are gardens (with flowers) and a tower with a great view at the top of the island. There were lots and lots of people on the island exploring like us and at the many shops and restaurants.
From there we walked in the mainland part of Enoshima and visited their aquarium. It was very nicely done and had air conditioning, which was a major plus. They had some good exhibits on local fish, making it a little different than ...
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 ...
... So you slip and slide downwards for two or three minutes, you turn 180 degrees and repeat that for about 70 times. My knees clearly didn't appreciate it and started to give up near turn # 40, but by slowing down and taking some extra breaks I managed to get down. Once on firmer roads I was fine again and the last couple of kilometers back to our pick-up point went by without any problems. We ended in style in a very fancy onsen (hot springs) which looked out on the ...
I apologize that my last post was a bit whiny, this week has been about developing strategies to overcome our obstacles. Some of which are mental. I've come to realize that one thing I've been struggling with is the difference between moving to a foreign country and visiting a foreign country. Now that it's been articulated, it's completely obvious. However, it's taken me six weeks to realize. I've been frustrated by the lack of exploration. Imagine ...