Japan (Nov2011) Day 6: Shin-Osaka to Gotemba
Yes, I know. Why did I go from Tokyo, down south to Okayama, and then up north to Gotemba again?
2 main reasons: 1, my cousin could only meet me on that particular day. 2, Grinpa themepark is closed on this day so I can only visit the following day. Grinpa themepark is where the Sylvanian Families themepark is located at.
Therefore on the morning of this day, I took Shinkansen from Shin-Osaka to Mishima, then local train from Mishima to Numazu, and then Ltd Exp train from Numazu to Gotemba.
|Mt Fuji...being blocked by clouds on both days I was at Gotemba.|
|transferring to the Ltd Exp Odakyu train at Numazu.|
|Ltd Exp train, from Numazu to Gotemba.|
|Finally arrived at Gotemba station|
|Mt Fuji biscuit|
|There's 2 exits at Gotemba station. Go Mt Fuji side exit for the hotel & bus terminal, whereas go to Hakone side exit to take shuttle bus to Gotemba Premium Outlet.|
|I bought my Grinpa bus tickets + admission tix package from this counter at the bus terminal next to Gotemba station.|
|Bus terminal at Gotemba station|
|The hotel I stayed at, just opposite Gotemba station|
|After depositing my bags at the hotel, I went to take shuttle bus to Gotemba Premium Outlets|
|The bus stop for the Gotemba Premium outlet's shuttle bus|
|Crumpler camera bag, at Nikon store|
|Many shoppers brings their dogs along for shopping|
|I was bored waiting for shuttle bus to depart, so I took a pic of myself|
|My room at Gotemba|
|The view from my room at the hotel. The building in front is the Gotemba train station.|
|View of Mt Fuji from the hotel's rooftop.|
I had dinner at a small ramen shop at the Gotemba train station.
|Wanton Miso Ramen|
|The ramen shop|
|My hotel room package is a ladies' package, so it comes with this bag of goodies|
|These are inside the bag.|
|My return bus tickets between Gotemba station & Grinpa, and Grinpa admission ticket's voucher.|
|8 degrees, in Nov.|