Good morning from Hamamatsu [southwest of Tokyo, about 200km away]. It's located halfway between Tokyo and Osaka (the second biggest city after Tokyo).
Arrived here yesterday evening on Shinkansen - the famous super fast bullet train of Japan. Upon arrival at Hamamatsu station, we were greeted by a pianist playing a beautiful contemporary music on a chic grand piano. Didn't yet realize then that Hamamatsu is home to musical instruments giant Yamaha, Kawai and Roland hence it's known as a city of music. The hotel I'm staying in is shaped like a harmonica!
Here are some photos from yesterday's outings. We went to the Fourth Station on Mount Fuji, checked out more Sakura garden by a lakeside, visited a traditional Japanese village, shopping at Gotemba Factory Outlet and then took a bullet train from Kakegawa Station to Hamamatsu.
|Catching sunrise on the compound of Fujinobou Kaen hotel|
|Morning walk enjoying more Sakura|
"You may say I am a dreamer. But I am not the only one."
|Mount Fuji (Fujisan)|
Gotta dream big. As big as Fujisan.
|The closest we could get to Mount Fuji.|
We were at the Fourth Station which is 2020 meter above sea level.
Mount Fuji is 3776 meter above sea level.
|Mount Fuji from Gotemba Factory Outlet|
|Catching Shinkansen (bullet train) Nagoya-bound.|
Hamamatsu is just one stop away from Kakegawa Station
When the coach crossed over a designated spot,
a song attributed to Mount Fuji
was aired automatically from the road!
Praise be to Allah for His generous bounties.