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From Izu to Shimosuwa to Kofu

Today is Respect-for-the Aged Day, a holiday. We checked out and left the hotel after 10 AM. We headed for Gotemba Premium Outlets for shopping. On Hakone Pass on the way to the shopping center, there was a fog. Katya sees better than I, so we changed drivers and Katya started driving. We arrived at the outlet mall safely. After we finished shopping, a rain started, so we had snacks at Fauchon’s.  Breads are very good there.   After we had sandwiches and drinks, it stopped raining. A bus took us to the parking lot from the mall.    From the parking lot, we drove back to Shimosuwa to say a … Continue reading

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Returning Home

After breakfast, Katya and I went up the roof of the hotel.    Then, Katya took a quick facial massage, while I was taking a rest in the room. Katya came back and told me that the technician, Maruyama-san, was very skillful as well as charming.  She did like her and asked me to mention her name in the questionnaire; so I did. We packed up, took a shuttle bus, and arrived at the harbor. Before taking a boat back to Atami, katya bought dried fish as a souvenir for my parents. We stayed inside.    Katya drove all day today. She drove up the Hakone mountain. And drove down. … Continue reading

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