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How to be a Travel Writer Part 4

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by Kevin Burns Read the article or take the class at Udemy! Before you travel, think of some ideas for stories you could write. You may change your mind during your trip, but [...]

Harukimichi Walk

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Harukimichi (or Haruki street) is the path along the Kari River. From Kevin’s Guesthouse you can access it at the nearest bridge. -the road that goes along the river. Walk [...]

Minamiashigarashi Events

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Doryosan Hatsumode Jan. 1st Join the crowds and come and pray. A truly Japanese experience. The Daiyuzan line was built in 1921 so that people could more easily come to this [...]

Hakone Area & Kevin’s Guesthouse

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I mini-documentary about our area, Kevin’s Guest House, and a short interview of me is on YouTube. Watch it! The video includes: Daiyuzan Temple (Saijoji), Only Yu Hot [...]

Last train from Odawara

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The Daiyuzan line trains stop running after 11: 34 PM from Odawara towards Daiyuzan Station. Therefore, the last train from Odawara Station to our guest houses leaves at [...]

Lusca

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Lusca is a big shopping center that is inside Odawara Station. Odawara Shopping: There are over 90 stores. Many of which are tax free! There are many restaurants too. Be sure [...]

Fuji Speedway

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Fuji Speedway is in Oyama, and not far from Kevin’s Guest House or Merry Lue’s Guest House in Minamiashigarashi. Fuji Speedway Many of our guests stay with us and [...]

Mount Kintoki

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Mount Kintoki or “Kintokisan” as the locals call it, boasts great views of Mount Fuji. Mount Kintoki was formerly called Mount Ashigara, but no one calls it this [...]

Miho Dam is Worth Visiting

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Miho Dam is near Minamiashigarashi and you can reach it by car. It is a very nice drive. You will drive through the countryside of Ashigara Pass, through Jizodo and Yamakita [...]