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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... then we rushed the last 3/4 in about 5 minutes! We finally got to Ito and collected our car for three days. This region doesn't feature in the Lonely Planet but is a popular tourist spot for Japanese. We head south down the coast road and there are some lovely views. The countryside is rugged with little tunnels through the hills, vaguely reminiscent of the drive between the south of France and Italy with pretty towns built into the hillside. The drive in parts is quite ...
... drive around, see Perry's statue on a spot near the harbor, we drive along a road with several temples and then end up at the train station. Back one more time and I suggest we park the car near those two parked busses and ask someone in the tourist shop where Perry Road is. Turns out we are really close and can leave the car in the shop's parking lot. We first see Ryosenji Temple where Commodore Perry signed the Shimoda Treaty on May 25, 1854. This treaty opened the ports ...
... 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 ...