Golden Week Trip to the Mountains

We took a trip to the mountains during the 10 day Golden Week.

We took the Shin-Shonan bypass to the Ken-O highway and got off at Akiruno, about 1 hour from Shonan

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From Akiruno we went to Okutama in western Tokyo. Okutama is much different from Tokyo city, it is a beautiful mountainous area.

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From Okutama we went to Yamanashi and stopped at the Doshi rest area (Michi-no-Eki).

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There were many bikes at the Doshi rest area.

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The Doshi river runs next to the Doshi rest area. The Doshi river is a tributary (支流) of the Sagami river.

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Shake Shack at Terrace Mall

The Popular Hamburger Shop Shake Shack Has Opened at Terrace Mall

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Shake Shack Is a Little Expensive But The Burgers Are Delicious

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The Inside Of The Shop Has a Cool, Modern Design

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The Friendly Staff Will Give You a Pager And Call You When Your Order is Ready

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The Burgers Come On a Small, Metal Tray

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The Burgers Are Not So Big But They Have Lots Of Vegetables And a Big Beef Patty

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Shake Shack Also Serves Craft Beer

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Stop By Shake Shack The Next Time You Go To Terrace Mall For a Good Hamburger At This Trendy Shop That Got It’s Start in New York City

Shonan Cherry Blossom Viewing Tour

We went on a cherry blossom viewing tour of Shonan last Sunday, April 1st

We went to the Hanamizu river in Hiratsuka first where the cherry blossoms line the side of the river

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Visitors can walk underneath the cherry blossom trees beside the river

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Cars can drive next to the cherry blossom trees on the road beside the river

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Next we went to Isseyama in Fujisawa, near Fujisawa Honmachi Station

The cheery blossom trees at the bottom of the steps leading up to the park are very old

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Isseyama is a quiet place to enjoy cherry blossoms that is not crowded

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We finished our Shonan cherry blossom viewing tour at Meoto pond in Kamakurayama

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It was a little late for the cherry blossoms at Meoto pond and many petals had fallen off but it was still beautiful

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Meoto pond is a wonderful place to take a hike

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New Station Building for Katase-Enoshima

The Asahi Newspaper reported today that the station building at Katase-Enoshima station on the Odakyu line will be rebuilt.

http://www.asahi.com/ajw/articles/AJ201801050001.html

Construction to replace the current station building, built in 1929, will start in February. The new station will be built in the ryugujo style and is scheduled for completion before the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Drawing of new station building planned for Katase-Enoshima

Changes At Kamakurakokomae Crossing

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There are some changes to the street in front of the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae.

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The street to the north and the south of the crossing is wider.

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The stairs to the beach across from the crossing are blocked.

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They are building a new wall along the beach in front of Kamakurakokomae.

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Many tourists come to the train crossing at Kamakurakokomae to take pictures.

Def Tech at Shonan Open

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Shonan Open Was Held in Kugenuma on July 15, 16 and 17

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There was a Skateboard School for Kids

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Cool Food Trucks Sold Many Kinds of Food

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Team G-Shock Including a Dancer, Two BMX Riders and a Freestyle Footballer Performed

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Def Tech Took the Stage at 4:45pm on Sunday

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Micro of Def Tech

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Shen of Def Tech

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BMX Riders Joined Def Tech on Stage

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Def Tech Played Their Hit Song “My Way”

Cherry Blossoms in Shonan

The Cherry Blossoms in Shonan Were Beautiful This Year

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These Cherry Blossom are at the Popular Restaurant Kurumaya in Fujisawa

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Kurumaya is an Upscale Japanese Restaurant with a Beautiful Entrance

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