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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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... grounds is prohibited, but the East gardens of the Imperial complex is open to the public, so we made the most of this. The gardens are picturesque in all the ways you`d expect of a Japanese garden: calm, with a small waterfall flowing into a pool of brightly coloured carp. All this with Tokyo`s impressive urban centre towering in the background, you get a real sense of Japan present and past wandering in the gardens.
Ginza is Tokyo`s answer to Oxford street. We headed there on ...
... 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 ...
... floor and made it to the room...and I know the pictures do not do it justice here because the room was a little slice of history all on its own. Tatami mats covered the floor and the wooden doors that slid open to reveal our private balcony were classic. I could almost imagine myself in ancient Japan! Putting our bags down in an available corner was about all we could manage before being tempted out onto the balcony to admire the view. ...
Since i had absolutely no plans today to do anything but maybe stroll around town a bit, i got out of bed at half past ten in the morning and just soaked a bit in the private onsen in the hostel. Evelyn gave me a good tip on a nice supermarket just a short walk and along the waterfront. It took me less than 10 minutes to get to the shop and it was a very luxurious one. They had apples packed in plastic and in styrofoam to prevent them ...
Since i was in no hurry and the next two days were planned as resting days i set the alarm for 8am and left the hostel at 9. My destination for today was Ito-Onsen but i had a small stopover in Nagoya because i wanted to see the railway museum there. It took a little over an hour to get to Nagoya and then another 24 minutes to get to the railway museum. I used the travel time to get some work on my blog done. I got out of the Shinjo-Futo station, which they pronounce Shinjoftoo ...