Tag: Shizuoka

Travel in Japan, Shizuoka

Peter Rabbit lodgings during Golden Week trip | SHIZUOKA

Peter Rabbit Themed Accommodation in Gotemba, Shizuoka For the last 7 years we’ve been going to a resort in Gotemba every Golden Week.  The resort has a choice of accommodation ranging from hotel rooms to self catering lodges. This year we stayed in the “slow house villa” area in a yurt or パオ (Pao) as they are called in Japanese.  The […]

Atami Sun beach in onsen town Atami | SHIZUOKA

Atami Sun beach – The lasting impression I got of Atami was that, while it is slowly being rejuvenated, it’s  prime was in a past era.  I wasn’t surprised on reading up on it to learn it has been popular as a hot spring resort since the 8th century.  I was surprised, though, to read that it is ranked as one of Japan’s Three […]

Peter Rabbit Lodgings in Japan

There are lots of themed museums, parks, restaurants and hotels throughout Japan. Some are more famous than others, such as Disney Land and Sea in Chiba or Universal Studios in Osaka. However, it is not unusual to discover that an unexpected character has a place and a following somewhere in Japan. Previously, I have written about the Moomin themed park […]

Tokinosumika resort. Accommodation, Hot springs, Dining, Shopping, Sports & Much much more

The Tokinosumika Resort aka Gotemba Kogen in Gotemba, Shizuoka This post was first written in 2012 and has been updated on a number of occasions to reflect the changes in the resort, which is always modifying and upgrading. Tokinosumika Highlights A wide variety of accommodation choices with babies and toddlers free A number of different types of eateries, both Japanese […]

Attractions in and near Gotemba | SHIZUOKA

Gotemba is one of the four “5th station”s of Mt Fuji. The following attractions are either in Gotemba city or within commutable distance. Tokinosumika A one stop resort for accommodation, play, eating and HOT SPRINGS. It has night illumination most of the year. It also houses the Kogen Brewery.  There is a water and projection mapping show set to music […]