Travel Blogs from Shizuoka
... br> next morning we left how we found the sleepy ghost town, picking up
the quiet local train back towards Tokyo but changing paths to get to
is a free shuttle bus from the bus station (next to the main train
station) to Highland area, where the theme park is. You can also get
a discount ticket for the theme park and go out of season, as we had
to wait forever as it was, we wouldn't like to think what it would be
like in season! Also, ...
... ago run by a husky, elderly woman. When I peered into the kitchen, it didn't look like that had changed in 40 years either. It's the kind of place that you would expect to find in small towns everywhere tended by older people who know no other livelihood. This may have been a former ma and pa type operation with only ma now running the show. I couldn't tell Ma's exact age but she was slightly bent over and walking with a ...
So it's about 3am and I've got another hour of steep hiking, with a heavy pack, to the top of Mt Fuji. I'd just spend $65 for an uncomfortable half a night in a mountain hut. I look below me and I see a huge trail of light from all the flashlights of the hordes of people following me up. Above me freezing cold fog is blowing down the mountain and drops the visibility to maybe 100 ft. At this point I'm really starting to doubt whether this was worth it.
... 2-3 days and are usually in celebration of that years rice harvest. Things get kicked off in the morning/early afternoon, with street parades and dancing before progressing into the evening with fireworks and drinking. Typically seen as a time for the traditionally conservative Japanese people to let their hair down a little and party, matsuri attract people from miles around. Take it from someone who knows... these people definitely know how ...
... but it is well worth trying if you live in Japan. In fact, although I have watched only a few street performances in Japan, I have watched a lot of them in the cities of foreign countries including London Piccadilly Circus, Perth Murray Street, Fremantle Market, Auckland Queen Street and so on. I have been also picked out from a crowd and invited by a street performer to busk with him in the Marry Street. So, ...