Shimoda View Hotel
- Shuttle bus service
- Room service
- Swimming pool
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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 ...
... with lush vegetation, lots of rice fields, tiny villages and palm trees. Roads are winding and on the narrow side. We stop somewhere at a local onsen to get some cool drinks from a vending machine. At the entrance of the onsen facility is a cute Jizou statue. We continue our trip west and soon reach the west coast of the Izu Peninsula which is much less developed than the east coast. The scenic coastline has steep hills and many inlets. We pass Matsuzaki, an old small port ...
... train attendant passes out moist towels and takes drink orders. We get complimentary coffee or tea. For quite a while the train drives through Tokyo and its suburbs and after a while we see less houses and more green and finally the ocean. We get off the train in Atami and walk to the Nippon Car Rental across the station. Another Subaru Imprezza is waiting for us. Between Atami and Ito it is more populated than ...
... 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 ...
... talk to people when I'm in a Dutch train, yet even with my limited comprehension of the Japanese language it seems completely natural to do it here.
I stayed in a lovely authentic ryokan (first time!) in Ito. This village at the sea, about 120km south of Tokyo, is very lively in summer, yet not very interesting in early spring. I walked a bit around town, grabbed a bite and quickly returned to the ryokan. It has it's ...