Tofuya Resort & Spa Izu
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... Moto Hakone port and picturesque Lake Ashi (part of Hakone National Park). On a clear day Mt. Fuji appears beyond the northwestern lakeshore, but it was a mostly cloudy kind of day. I am also beginning to realize that Fuji is perhaps the shyest mountain in existence; I was not surprised it remained hidden. Hungry, we quickly found a bakery recommend by my friend Annaliesse and grabbed some yummy pastries to snack on. Unfortunately the foot bath seats (yes, they had ...
... consisting of a number of small varied dishes. And varied they are. At one point Mary's cousin exclaims "well, I think there is something edible in there." There are beautiful pieces of sashimi, plenty of rice, pickled vegetables, miso soup, white wallpaper paste and something that looked like a cross between a chestnut and a mushroom. Some fish jelly thing. And other things I can not even identify. I'm a fairly adventurous eater, but ...
... way station and once back in town we scrambled to sort out a plan B. It was going to take too long to get back to the lake with any light left so we hopped on a bus and went to the base of another mountain to see the silver grass in bloom. Fall is apparently the best time to see the grass which is about 6-7 feet high and has a silver colour to it. We got there a bit too late for pictures in good light but the sunset reflecting off the clouds made for some pretty cool ...
... girls go to the shrine to receive a blessing and then boys go again at age 5 and girls at age 7. They were rather cute! From there we went on to the Japanese art gallery which had magnificent views of Lake Ashi and Mt Fuji. Next step was the trip across the lake in a pirate ship - Jonny Depp could have been on board. From there it was back down to our accommodation. This is quite an experience. It's a large hotel and shoes are removed at the front door and put into lockers. Many ...
... and completed in 2007. At the end was an interesting little exhibition outlining how the Sekisho worked. Leading up to the Sekisho is a parade of magnificent Cedar trees, aged over four hundred years old. Before heading back to the warm and dry of our Inn, we visited an old Shinto Shrine with a floating red torii (gate) in Lake Ashi.
Well, we're now back in Tokyo and I think we may weaken and have some "western" food! It's still overcast and probably a day for a bit of ...