Japan -03/31/- 04/08/2017

Hakune- breakfast -4/5/2017

Lake Ashi Hakune ropeway Mount View hotel Breakfast/Odawara

The next morning the hotel arranged for us to have breakfast in the community room.  You have to tell the hotel what time you will come down so they can have the food ready when you get to your table.

Japanese breakfast consist of multiple dishes and feature local and seasonal specialties.

The food is colorful and nicely presented.  Lots of food for breakfast.

Pickled vegetables, fresh fruits, soup, salmon, sausage, egg custard, etc...

We did not know but if you wanted a western breakfast, the hotel will accommodate your request.

I choose to wear a yukata to breakfast, but Hoa preferred to wear regular clothes which is totally acceptable.

This is our last day in Hakune so after breakfast, we packed and took the bus to Odawara and then we will take the train to Kyoto

Odawara station

After a 45 minutes bus drive from Hakune we arrived at Odawara station.  We had about 90 minutes to walk around and have lunch before boarding our next train to Kyoto.

Odawara station.

We walked around the station to find a restaurant for lunch...


As we were walking around we found this restaurant specializing in sea foods bowls(Donburi),"Kaishu". With such a colorful store front, we walk in and it turned out to be a great restaurant.


We all ordered 4 different bowls and they were all delicious!

The fish were fresh, sweet and the presentation is so colorful and attractive.


This turned out to be our best lunch in Japan.


Every single bowl were a delight and we were very happy we had the chance to eat here.



Mai ordered the marinated tuna in soy sauce- the fish is so fresh that it smell like the sea and flesh is so sweet.



Miso soup with fish broth!  delicious.

On our way to Kyoto...

After lunch we came back to Odawara station to take the train to Kyoto (about 3-4 hours)


Bullet train incoming...

This is our train to Kyoto...

View from the train.  Look on the far left and you will see Mt. Fuji.


Again view of Mt. Fuji in the background.


View of a town from the train...


Kyoto railway station is huge ! It has Japan's second-largest station building after Nagoya Station and is one of the country's largest buildings, incorporating a shopping mall, hotel, movie theater, department store, and several local government facilities under one 15-story roof.

Kyoto station interior.

Next... Arrival in Kyoto



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