Palace Hotel Hakone
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- Early start in order to catch Express at 8am from Shinjuku Station
- Another stunning clear sunny day!
- pleasant trip to Hakone (train very fast through the suburbs)
- bus up a very winding (and picturesque snowy road) to hotel with direct view of Mt Fuji
- dropped off baggage then on to Lake Ashi
- very …
... that is utterly pervasive. It's actually become something of a game - to try and find the one piece of garbage that someone forgot to pick up. Even out here in the countryside, groundskeepers and old ladies minding their storefronts and even off-duty tour guides - all routinely, perpetually seem to be picking up and maintaining the cleanliness of even the busiest tourist areas.
This morning ...
... When eggs are boiled in the mineral water of the hot springs the shell turns black. The Japanese believe that if you eat one of the black eggs, 7 healthy years will be added to your life. Brett and I definitely had one! We get another beautiful view of Mt. Fuji and the valley below from this area.
Hanoke Mountain is a very popular weekend get- away for those living in Tokyo. It’s less than 2 hours away and there are many resorts ...
... that it’s not allowed. One can only enter the hot spring in the nude! Not sure I’m up for that tonight, so I may try it tomorrow. We end our night at the ryokan lobby bar and listen to some horrible karaoke by an old Japanese woman. She must have thought she was good, as she just kept singing one song after another. It’s interesting that the Japanese people are by nature very shy, but put a microphone in their hand and that all ...
... and swimmers. After a brief visit to the marine town, we therefore made our way to Kyoto slightly earlier than planned and experienced our first Shinkansen, or bullet train. They are incredibly fast, getting us to Kyoto in just over 2 hours- we definitely need these in England!! Unfortunately Kyoto greeted us with a huge thunder storm, so we spent most of the evening in another K's house hostel. We hope tomorrow can bring us some sunshine to explore all the city has to ...