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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... local onsen with a large outside pool. Apparently the waterspout is further down another road and we decide to go back and continue the road to Shimoda where we arrive shortly after. We stop at a large park alongside the bay, protected from the ocean by a large seawall. There is a large memorial plaque with texts both in Japanese and in Russian. We know Commodore Perry landed here in 1854 and see a copy of one of his black ships docked ...
... to a shabu-shabu restaurant close to the hotel. All you can eat pork or beef, plus a self-serve vegetable bar After dinner we met Riko Oyama and her mother Teruyo in the lobby of the hotel. Yuko and Chiyoko met us a little later. It was great to see Riko and Chiyoko - they have grown so much and they are developing into such beautiful young girls. We got into Yuko's car and she drove for about 30 minutes to a beautiful new hotel called Teranomon Hills, the ...
... and their train life, but is still strange to witness it yourself. As soon as the train sets itself in motion, the people change from quiet and non-expressive to shouting and laughing. Bento-boxes (lunch packages) are opened and snacks are shared between strangers. It's some sort of a "we're all in it together"-like atmosphere. I had a talk with an elder person sitting next to me, who turned out to be a keen hiker as well. Odd how ...
... in a pool, before heading out to the bay in the afternoon. Scuba diving, for those who haven`t done it, comes highly recommended: we saw an array of catfish, electric blue and orange fish, a few eels, lionfish, lots of cool stuff, even though the visibility was at times limited.
Unfortunately the journey home was less fun: it started badly when Gabe, his head still full of salt water and slightly dizzy after the pressure changes, got car sick and vomited. It got worse when we ...
... back here again. On the other side we didn't go up the cable car because I'm not great on heights so after a picnic sitting at the other end of the lake we got the boat back again. However I was really pleased with our decision that we'd seen enough of Tokyo in a single day and we should come out and try and see Mount Fuji. We'd been on a Shinkansen, a local bus for an hour past picturesque scenery and had a boat cruise on a lake and seen Mt Fuji apparently floating above ...