In 2016, our first best food was soba at Jesse’s favorite restaurant Nakamura an in Kamakura.
It was the busies time of year in Kamakura. Many people came to Kamakura Hachimangu, a Shinto shrine to prey for a good year. We waited for 50 minutes. It was totally worth it. I love their soba.
We drove from Nagoya to Yokohama to spend New Year at my parents house. On the way, we stayed by Lake Kawaguchi for 2 days. Lake Kawaguchi is famous for two things. One is a beautiful view of Mt. Fuji. Especially early morning, Mt. Fuji reflects in the lake.
Another formous thing is Aokigahara forest as known as the Suicide Forest, very dense trees attracted people who don’t want to be found.
However, during winter time all leaves fall. Nice sun light came into the forest. It was the one of my best hiking in Japan. The ground of forest is volcanic rocks. We see many caves.
This is the view from our cottage. I couldn’t stop staring Fuji.
We did BBQ. We love pre-marinaded Korean bulgogi beef from Costco. We wrap the beef in lettuce to eat. Yummy!! Again, I couldn’t stop staring the mountain.
We cannot finish BBQ without s’mores.
More pictures from Aokigahara Forest.
We didn’t see anybody in the forest. It was very quiet. Thick leaves on the ground made very nice soft cushion to our feet. It was very slippery too.