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I was originally planning on limiting my vacation to Tokyo/Kyoto area, but hearing/reading a lot about Hakone convinced me to add it in at the last minute.
I'm here for 2 nights, but unfortunately I'm already regretting this - I wish I could stay here for a few weeks instead.
It would make for a very different kind of vacation, and one that I had not really considered. I wanted to come to Japan ...
... last nights. Again, 7 servings that included Japanese beef and vegetables served "sukiyaki style". Raw meat and veggies are in a bowl on top of a clay pot that gets heated to boil. The meat gets cooked in just a few minutes…so good! We also had a serving of sashimi that included tuna, crabmeat and sea bream. Many in our group won’t eat raw fish, so the rest of us ate the leftovers!
It’s not common to wear shoes indoors in ...
... nude under the yukata or you wear your undergarments. Kana wants us to all wear the yukata for dinner so I hope everyone choses the latter! It’s important that you wrap the yukata the proper way, with the left side over the right side. The opposite way is how they dress the dead.
When we enter our room, there’s a small foyer called “genkan”. There you take off your shoes, but never put the bottom of your feet on ...
... us in the etiquette of Japanese onsen, where men and women bathe naked separately. However, the first time you bare all in an onsen alone is certainly a daunting experience as there are quite a few rules which you need to adhere to! After a relaxing bath, we had dinner at the top of the spa overlooking the mountains. The view was beautiful, and you can really see why the region is so popular with Tokyo-ites seeking some respite from city life. The next day, we ...
... cooking, this time for an interesting fusion of Japanese and English styles: a Japanese casserole. This involved Japanese sweet potatoes and beef, and demonstrated just how much Coco loved her time in the U.K - she`s certainly incorporated much into her way of life now!
Points of interest:
1. There are no fat people in Japan
2. Japanese is 129% harder to write than to speak
3. Japanese vending machines are the best in the world. And still there are no fat people.