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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 ...
Every region of Japan is known for a specific craft. The Hankone area is well known for mosaic woodworking called Hakone Yosegi Zaiku. We visit a small store with a workshop on the 2nd floor and meet the owner and 7th generation master craftsman. He shows us how his products are made and it’s just amazing. Something small can take months to make because of the detail involved. Check out www.hamamatsuya.com to see his ...
... of the year except the summer months; there’s a Shinto shrine and a post office right at the summit! We really can only see maybe to 10K feet…very disappointing. Mt. Fuji is the 29th highest mountain the world, but what makes it unique is that it’s not part of a range of mountains, but it stands alone. It’s a very sacred mountain to the Japanese people and has been part of artwork and stories for centuries. ...
... to the town of Ito, a seaside town in the Izu peninsula. There we stayed a in beautiful 100 year old ryokan converted into a youth hostel named Ks house, and the value for money was incredible! We enjoyed a peaceful stay in another traditional Japanese room- unfortunately this time there were no Yukata robes for Gabe to enjoy. We spend Saturday wandering around Ito, which was nice enough, however we were disappointed that the beach was grey and not designed ...
... 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.