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Ito is a laid back city with lots of onsens. I stayed at the K's House hostel. It's 2900¥ but very nice place to stay and it has a onsen which one can explore. The hostel used to be a hotel and it dates back to 100 years ago. Very old wooden structure. Quite an experience for couple of nights. To get here it took me most of the day. It was two train rides and 5 hours of travel. Relaxed in the bath and have a good night ...
Japan has been a culinary expedition as we've worked our way through the staple food groups: soba, udon, ramen, sushi, miso, teppanyaki, bento box, etc. Usually with some mysterious item such as weird ginger, tiny purple dumplings, odd vegetables. So I was munching through my vegetables (with pork of course) when I came across a strange clear-ish item with black specks which had the remarkable consistency of jelly. It ...
... You could buy almost anything including cigarettes and beer and an isotonic drink named Pocari Sweat. In Tokyo we saw cigarette vending machines and soft drinks machines, but no beer ones. We wondered if they had been banned. However much to Kevin's delight, Joan identified a beer machine which Kevin had to test.
Back at the inn, we had to negotiate all the rules about what footwear one has to use. Take outdoor ...
Day 2: Izu Skyline
All I can say is, you MUST ride this, and any/everywhere on the Izu Peninsula at some point in your life. You must do this especially if you consider yourself a keen moto tourer. The scenery and corner carving cahoonery is OSM (panorama). OSM. Sometimes when you read moto magazines they talk about an ear to ear grin when riding a bike. I had one of these. A lot. It was OSM. I felt so ecstatic because here I was, a total newbie to ...
Last time I wrote a bit about my first couple of days in Tokyo, this time a bit more about Tokyo, and something about Ito and Mt. Fuji.
When I first got to Japan, I already heard that an onsen (bathhouse) is something typically Japanese and everyone should try it while they are here. Because there are all kinds of ' rules' to follow, I figured, I might try it first in a special place: Ito. The hostel there has an onsen inside of it, which is small ...
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