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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Room service
- Free parking
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... hike to the bus stop at Hatajuku if this seemed the most accurate experience.
At the well-marked trailhead, I strapped Will to my back. According to my phone app, we (including Will) had already walked 4 miles since leaving our house. Will was definitely showing signs of needing a nap. He fell asleep as we began the 500 ft climb to Hakone Pass. When researching the hike, I learned (via multiple consistent sources) that the Old Tokaido highway was the original ...
... 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 ...
... people at the top earlier in the day, we figured if we took the bus we could get up from the other side. It too was closed when we arrived which was a huge disappointment. The views from the top of the mountain are apparently the best views of Mt Fuji and it was getting to that golden hour for pictures that Gina was really hoping to capture. Now we were stuck on the other side of the mountains lining the lake and daylight was disappearing. We took a cable car down from ...
... guests seem to be here to enjoy the onsen facilities, you only have to site in the foyer - 90% are roaming around in yukatas (cottons dressing gown). The surrounding gardens are beautiful with 2 waterfalls and a small shrine. Cam and Omi had a soak in the hot tub and Celie is amused because when you open the toilet door the toilet lid automatically puts itself up and makes a sound like 'hi'. We area about to go to dinner, not sure what to expect but we're very excited. Until ...
... locals alike.
With a dismal weather forecast, we set off the next morning for what we anticipated to be a very wet, cold and windy climb up Mount Fuji. We were prepared to see nothing from the top as the cloud was low and thick. Nevertheless, we had both wanted to climb Mount Fuji and this was our only chance as the the end of August sees the end of the climbing season, so off we went. We had our first hiccup with Japanese public transport due to a combination ...