Hotel Harvest Hakone Koshien
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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 ...
... just conquered. All tired but completely relaxed, the bus ride back to Tokyo was very, very quiet.
So, I started by saying that I scratched two activities from my list. Just four days after returning from Mt Fuji I attended Gion Matsuri in Kyoto, one of the biggest of all the summer festivals in Japan. Been there, done that, and ended up with over 400 pictures because I did so much more than just the festival! I'll save it for the next story, which will hopefully appear ...
... is probably my favorite outing with Will. He burns a ton of energy with little effort on my part. Lindsey's family joined us on Sunday so it was the added bonus of a play date for everyone. Mike is also a more relaxed person after being at the ocean. I felt so lucky that we all love spending time at the beach and that it is so easily accessible. We are not on vacation but we can make days that feel like it. And there is something about the sea: my ...