Day Five - Japan / Hong Kong

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Tonight, we stayed at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko, which had its own hot spa and was only 10 steps from Kawaguchi-ko Lake.

Breakfast of Fish cake, Fish, Egg, Miso Soup and Daikon and Pork Oden at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko

At the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko, we had a breakfast of fish cake, salted fish and egg with congee, miso soup, and daikon (white radish) with pork in an oden.

Traditional Japanese bedroom with Tatami mats and Futons, at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko

We slept in a traditional Japanese bedroom with Tatami mats and futons.

Mum and I in our Yukata robes at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko

Mum and I dressed up in the Yukata robes the Hotel had provided.

Dinner of smoked whitefish, pickled shallot, tempura and octopus at the Royal Hotel Kawaguchiko

Dinner of smoked whitefish, pickled shallot, tempura and a donabe of octopus and vegies.

In our Yukata robes at dinner

Wearing a yukata robe at dinner...

Mt Fuji

The hotel was walking distance to Mt Fuji!

Gotemba peace park - scent of natural civilisation, Buddha statue

This is the Peace Park at Gotemba. Also known as the Scent of Natural Civilisation garden.

Gotemba peace park - scent of natural civilisation garden

A lovely Japanese garden inside the Gotemba Peace Park.


At lunch, we were taken to a random restaurant. We were served tempura with...



Yunessun Hot Springs Spa Resort

The rest of the day was spent at the Yunessun hot springs spa resort which is located in Hakone. Too bad I couldn't take photos inside...

Green tea and Mango soft ice cream at Yunessun

And to end the day, I had the green tea soft cream, and Mum had the mango flavour. If only McDonalds had these flavours in its soft-serve cones.

Day Four - Japan / Hong Kong

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Bullet train (Shinkansen) at Shin-Osaka station, Japan

Shinkansen (bullet train) at Shin-Osaka station, Japan

Mum and I on a bullet train

Mum and I on the bullet train to Kyoto

Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

Kyoto has approximately 1600 Buddhist temples and 400 Shinto shrines. The city exposes the well-preserved Japanese architecture and gardens. This is the Heian Jingu Shrine.

Mum and I at the Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

Mum and I at the Heian Jingu Shrine

Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

Heian Jingu Shrine, Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan


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