Palace Hotel Hakone
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... elephant / capybara / rhino / giraffe / mouse / snake / tortoise / anteater / et cetera. Quite the zoo!
Tokyo’s attractions were by no means exhausted, but we have lots of the rest of Japan we’d still like to see, so the next day we used our Japan Rail (JR) Passes to hop on the Shinkansen (bullet train) and headed up to a town called Nikko, in the foothills north of Tokyo. Nikko is home to a collection of temples, four ...
We were lucky, there was some rain, it was windy but not so bad that it would have been uncomfortable to climb. As long as we were climbing things, we kept warm. Resting becomes unpleasant as you are getting cold so quickly.
Towards to top it got a bit congested, there was a constant flow of climbers but noting to annoying. It looked really cool, seeing the line of head-torches bumping up and down, traveling they're way ...
... and presented equally impressive. The food was all lovely, just a bit too much fish for us westerners! We did manage to find a pork restaurant, which we couldn't walk past yesterday for lunch! It only served pork and in two similar dishes, but it was delicious and a highly welcomed change! There are different types of onsen, for different purposes. In our Inn, they had public onsen which are essentially used as public bathhouses to wash and clean yourself. The "open ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... unfortunately has „cold water“ – it’s only 28 degrees. After a hot shower this was too cold for me so I just put my legs in there and fled back under the warm sheets of my bed.
After a little beauty nap we went outside to walk along the beach and take some photos. Unfortunately the weather was not as good as we expected, so we could not go sunbathing or swimming. Instead we explored the city and found a pretty lane, called shopping ...