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Accommodation Review: Hotel Senkei

Photo credit: Hotel Senkei

There’s a mystique to traditional Japanese inns: the  the quiet shushing of screen doors, the sweet grassy smell of the tatami… 1,067 more words

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RAYETRAVELS | 8D7N TOKYO TRIP MAY 2015 – DAY 4 (PART 2)

Here’s the latest update of my travelogue to chase away the Monday blues~

Romancecar – from Hakone to Shinjuku

Continuing from where I had left off, we had reached Hakone-yumoto station and treated ourselves to an upgrade – we boarded the Romancecar back to Shinjuku, as compared to the normal express train that we had taken the day before. 604 more words

Japan by rail

I have always been fascinated by Japan and recently embarked on a 9 day trip to Honshu with my hubby. We had been on a sort of mini-moon straight after getting married last August but the demands of work meant that we hadn’t had any more time away than this.  2,133 more words

Hakone

Thankyou for your cooperation Japan

“Everything will go smoothly. You are a lucky lady.” I was told, not for the last time, by my fortune telling friend. The Japanese are very interested in fate and fortune so it was no surprise that I had my fortune told at the Tokyo National Museum on my first afternoon in Japan. 1,573 more words

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RAYETRAVELS | 8D7N TOKYO TRIP MAY 2015 – DAY 3 (PART 3)

Singapore’s hot weather now reminds me of the cold and wet weather that we had experienced in Hakone previously; just imagine, the cool weather on your skin, the raindrops falling on your head, the feeling of coolness of your top body and the warmness of your bottom body in the hot spring… ah. 474 more words

Hakone travel alternates - How to get around the Ropeway

As of today (May 20th in Japan), there is still a Level 2 volcano alert in the Hakone region, centered around a volcanic vent in Owakudani, one of Hakone’s famous attractions known for its hiking and its edible, sulfur-boiled black eggs. 826 more words

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RAYETRAVELS | 8D7N TOKYO TRIP MAY 2015 – DAY 3 (PART 2)

Continuing from where I had left off previously, we had just left the Hakone Open-Air Museum, and were going to settle lunch at the restaurant nearby Gora station. 830 more words