Sunday, April 17, 2016

Fujisan | Kakegawa - Hamamatsu | Spring in Japan


Assalamualaikum folks,
Ohayou Gozaimasu

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!

Just a quick greeting as I need to get ready for another fun-filled day Insha Allah.

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.

Alhamdulillah wa shukrulillah.

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

Enroute Fujisan
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.

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