Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!
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Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008)

Herb Festival Kawaguchiko

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Vance capturing more pictures of the blooming flowers…


More...


And more!
Vance: I tot I take pretty decent pictures.. right? :P






Time to bid farewell… Waiting for the pickup to Kawaguchiko Station
outside Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato…


Inside the pickup van from Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato…
Highly recommended accommodation should you visit Lake Kawaguchiko…


Reaching Kawaguchiko Station…


"Retro Bus" lines provide local transportation around
Lake Kawaguchiko and Lake Sai…
We didn’t travel on it since free pickup was available from Lakeland Hotel Mizunosato…


To our dismay, direct buses to Tokyo’s Shinjuku Station (operated by Keio Highway & Fujikyu)
were full and the next available one was in the evening?!


 


Hence, we had to change our plans right on the spot.
We took the Fujikyu railway line from Kawaguchiko station towards Otsuki (50 mins)
and subsequently transferred to the limited express train to Shinjuku (70mins).
That’s the only major hiccup we encountered in transferring…
Cost via Train = JPY2,390 + JPY900 (Premium for Limited Express) = JPY 3,290
compared to JPY1,700 by direct bus (Slightly less than two hours)
Lesson Learnt : On weekends, buy the bus ticket to Shinjuku in advance.
Vance: No time was lost still, we are really lucky for this trip :)



Inside train operated by Fujikyu…


Scenery as we went along…


Patches of paddy field for rice…


To get to Shinjuku earlier, we decided to take the
Limited Express train instead of local train…This will save us another half an hour…
Vance: Read: Smart (on the) move!


Here comes the Limited Express train to Shinjuku…


Inside the Limited Express train… It’s a smaller version of Shinkansen…


Opps, we went to the wrong cabin…
As we didn’t reserve any seats in advance,
we should not be in the reserved cabin…


Vance and his navigation tools…
Essential items to ensure no time wasted on any direction-finding…


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Travel@HamHamFarm - The World, Here We Come!

Japan 

(Osaka, Kyoto, Mt. Fuji and Tokyo)

(05 Jul 2008 - 18 Jul 2008) 

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Herb Festival Kawaguchiko

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