Wednesday, 20 October 2010

A quick trip down to Izu-Kogen and Atami

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These are from 2 weekends ago when we went on a quick trip to Izu-Kogen, about 2 hours down along the coast line on the train. Izu-Kogen is a nice little town where many people have holiday houses, it has onsen (hot spring) and beautiful seafood which we enjoyed a lot.

On the way back we stopped at Atami, an old onsen town once used to be a really popular lively place but now a little deserted with less visitors especially young ones. We thought it might be fun to walk around and find a place to have lunch. It was indeed quite interesting, some sights looked like it just popped out from the 80s (or Showa period), sometimes it looked like a really lovely port town in Europe, and some streets looked like what I think Hong Kong might be like. There weren't many restaurants open for lunch, so we picked a cute little restaurant that specialises in French cuisine using beautiful local seafood. The food was great and I liked the interesting paintings they had on their walls. We pretended we were somewhere like Marseilles, hoping we can go somewhere fancier than Atami next time.

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10 comments:

  1. oh Dear,I miss japanese take out O-bento.

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  2. I like this bento its really nice, and the food looks so yummy..Your photographs are really nice ^^

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  3. I have to tell you, I adore your blog - so many lovely images and words to consume!

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  4. わあ〜!食べ物はおいしそうですね!いいですしたね。
    Hiki-san, I always relive my days in Japan through your photos.
    ありがとう!

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  6. it sounds like a very good trip and for me much more exotic than eating in an actual french restaurant!

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  7. i haven't been to atami for years but it was pretty deserted back then too.
    Love your photos! They make me wanna go back!

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    - Jessel

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  9. i love all these photos!!
    what a nice quick trip!
    かにたべたい!!!

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  10. hello
    I'm korean~
    your photos are great!
    I love it!!!
    what kind of your camera that u taked it??

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your kind words are always welcome and appreciated! arigato :)

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