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This is the longest blog so far in this trip, cause a lot of time spent on trains
Took JR, train and train again to get to Fuji train station, total of about 2 something hours.
I have to make a comment, the worst washroom I went to China was still better than the one in Fuji train station :(
I forgot to chk the weather for Fuji, the weather at the Mt is 10 degree lower than the station. It was cold in the station, probably mid teens ...
... 8217;m not sure!)- it had been quite well reconstructed and we had some good views of Mt Fuji there whilst eating ice creams - David had a black sesame seed ice cream which tasted very nice but looked horribly grey!
Finally we got on a local bus and drove over some wonderfully bendy mountain roads back to our hotel and the familiar sushi picnic in our room as we still cannot find any where open to get dinner from apart from the hotel restaurant which is way beyond our ...
... as you enter, put on house slippers for the corridors, and enter the bedroom with bare feet only. You even have to have special toilet slippers for the loos.
Dinner was served at six. The inn had sorted out a veggie meal for us of vegetable tempura, pickled lettice, shredded daikon radish, spinach, seaweed soup, cooked pumpkin and rice. It brought back good memories for Joan.
Next is a formal bath and then bed.
... good views of Mount Fuji. We also have a slight problem with clothes and shoes for tomorrow as we have left our fleeces in the suitcases which are now on their way to Tokyo and I get the feeling it may be cold as we go higher up; also our walking boots are still soaking wet from Sunday’s expedition to Nara in the typhoon (we’ve had to put plastic bags on our feet to keep our feet and socks dry when we put them on to travel in ...
... in had a train station so I always aimed for that. Shimoda is a beautiful little place. Make sure you take the time to go for a walk. It’s so quiet. There are so few cars you can just walk down the middle of the road almost. I checked out Perry’s memorial, a US seaman who negotiated to start trading with the Japanese by landing in Shimoda a couple of centuries ago… including just traipsing along the shore checking out boats and people fishing.