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... to drive. A lot of my friends prefer to drive, but I think I am learning that it’s my interactions on Japan’s public transportation that are allowing me to feel much more comfortable in my host country. Granted, I think my adorable, blond son plays a large role in the kindness we receive, However, I had the most enjoyable conversation with two young boys on the way back from Tokyo the other day. They peppered me with questions and amazed me with their ...
... switch backs required becomes our nemesis) to the cable car, up a steep mountain where we learn that the ropeway is closed due to "seismic activity." Hmmm. I'm supposing someone would let us know, or we would see puffs of smoke if Fuji was about to blow. We reroute to a bus that takes us down to Lake Ashi where we board a boat, pass a few red "torii" gates and supposedly sweeping view of mt Fuji. I'll have to take their word. On a side ...
... From there we had to transfer onto two local trains before reaching our destination stop. Our tour package had a very rough map as to the location of our accommodation so we walked in that direction until we found it. We were way too early to check in so we headed back out to explore. The Hakone area is a park famous for its views of Mount Fuji. We got back to the main train station then hopped on a bus that too us to Lake Ashi and the small town of Motohakone-ko. ...
... the window. WOW, I saw Mt. Fuji for the first time in person (see the pictures). I know its cliche to say, but I found the symmetry of the mountain was just amazing and really loved looking at the view. But it was time to explore. I had a plain "Western" style breakfast at the hostel of buttered toast, some yogert, and coffee, and picked up lunch at the local convient store (they have them EVERYWHERE in Japan) before meeting up with some ...
... first time I saw Japanese youth using iPads to pass the time. We soon joined the swarm of people at the bridge to Enoshima. Basically, it was a line to the island. I was starving and plenty of restaurants were located at the island entrance. However, the lines & crowds were discouraging. A fast food joint called Shonan burger had the shortest wait and French fries for Will. Looking at the pictures, none of the burgers appeared to have beef; I'm not sure ...