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Japan Trip: Part Four

Monday 28th March

Our first day experiencing the wonders of Japan’s train system and the shinkansen with our suitcases and luggage. Apprehensive would definitely be the right word to describe my mood as we packed up and headed out of the hotel to Shinjuku station. 800 more words


Hakone, Japan

Hakone is a peaceful, mountainous region about two and a half hours from Tokyo. We knew we wanted to explore the Japanese countryside and many people recommended this tranquil spot, a weekend getaway for many Tokyoites. 974 more words


X is for Xenia

For today’s A to Z Challenge, I learned a new word! X is for XeniaXenia is an ancient Greek word that expresses the concept of… 454 more words


Off in the mountains

After our last night in the Capsule hotel and little sleep we got up early. Why stay there when there is nowhere to eat and we have been awake since 5am anyway. 596 more words


Hakone - Andrew's Birthday Dinner 4/22/16

Joel (6th time)

Short opinion: What can I say?  This is my favorite buffet on the island (yes better than Kai Market) and a top 5.   417 more words


Magic Secret Boxes

Off the shores of Lake Ashi, where you can catch views of Mount Fuji, lies Hakone Maruyama Inc. A quaint wood working shop where my tour group was given a really sweet demonstration of the mechanics behind Japanese puzzle boxes. 74 more words


Japan - Hakone


This morning I woke up early to have a quick bath in the onsen before breakfast was brought to us. Breakfast consisted of some cooked salmon, rice, an egg, miso soup, pickles, fish roe and salad, I wasn’t feeling too well so I didn’t have much of an appetite but I assume I’ll receive the same tomorrow so I can properly enjoy it! 887 more words