The Prince Hakone
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... of the local sumo stables. It was fascinating to see these wrestlers, mostly novices, spar in test matches and do drills pushing each other around the ring! Often lean, strong wrestlers would best the heavy ones; we’re hoping to catch a professional match later on to see how different it is! We then swung by the morning fish market for a breakfast of very fresh sushi, and spent a while browsing the hundreds of stalls at the market itself. ...
... surface of the mountain looked surreal. Something out of a science fiction movie.
For the first 45 mins everything seemed to be well, than the rain came and boy it came!!!!! Within 20 mins, everything that wasn't covered by my so cool raincoat was completely wet. After one hour, everything was wet. water proofed or resistant just couldn't hold off the amounts of rain and wind we were exposed to.
As mentioned before the way down, ...
I've got a little behind with the blog over the last few days, but now have some time to catch up on the train from Hakone to Tokyo, on our way back from Mount Fuji and the surrounding area. The day before leaving for Mount Fuji, we had a cloudy day wandering around some of the older parts of Tokyo. We started near the Fish Market in a lovely palace park centred around a tidal, salt lake fed by the sea bordering the park (Hama-Rikyu Onshi-Teien). The gardens were lovely even on ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.
... on a monday evening in Ito and unfortunately it was not much; we ended up in a diner eating burger (hamburg), then we bought some beer and snacks before we returned to the hostel. Back there we went again to the lounge to enjoy Ghibli studio music and play „City-Country-River“ with self made up categories like bodyparts or superheroes.
Tuesday, 25. August
Same s... story, different day. Woke up already early because of the ...