Ron's Trip to Japan 2003
In 2002, Ron got to go to Japan on a business trip. While there he took some vacation time and toured.
Yokohama - The tallest building is the Landmark Tower and has the Royal Park Hotel in the upper stories. This is where Ron stayed on this trip.
Yokohama - The wonderful view from Ron's room at the hotel. (53rd floor)
Yokohama - At the foot of the Landmark Tower is an old dry dock that is the second oldest in Japan. It is now used for live music and events.
Yokohama Harbor - The Nippon Maru was built in Kobe in 1930. It was a training ship for the cadets of the Japanese merchant marine. The ship became a museum in 1984.
Enoshima - Yes, someone knit real sweaters for the fake birds.
Hase Village (Near Kamakura) - The 13th century Diabutsu.
Mt. Hakone (Part of the Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park) - Steam vents.
Ashinoko Lake. As seen from a cable car descending from the steam vents. (I stuck my camera out the window to get the picture.)
Toyko - One of the buildings in the Royal Palace in Tokyo.
Toyko - Tokyo-Edo Museum. This strange, but wonderful building is the museum for the city of Tokyo. Edo is historic name for Tokyo.