All three of us chose “b”, but we chose different appetizers and main dishes. All of them were delicious so I will upload them all. However, it is difficult to translate the details of cuisine, so imagine it from the photos.
First of all, an amuse-bouche
My appetizer and main dish
Wife’s appetizer and entree
Daughter’s appetizer and main dish
Time shifts to the evening and it’s time for a walk.
Konatsu runs around the Harvest Dog Park happily, but …
After this, it suddenly started to rain, and thundering …
In front of Enoshima station just after leaving the house. It was also an early summer atmosphere, and there were many people. From here, take the Ken-O Expressway to the Kan-Etsu Expressway to Karuizawa.
On the way, we were taking a break at Starbucks in Kamisato SA.
This time we will stay at Tokyu Harvest Club Karuizawa for two nights.
After checking in and taking a rest, it’s time for dinner.
There are 3 rooms where you can stay with your pet, and 2 groups including us stayed on that day. Each room has its own small dog park, from which we can enter and exit the room so we don’t even meet other guests.
Speaking of Hamamatsu, eel farming is famous. We bought a long-established Atsumi eel dinner box.
When I pull the yellow string, it heats up and becomes a hot bento!
And next morning came
It is a walk around Lake Hamanako.
A black goat kid is bred on the Harvest grounds, and Konatsu and the black goat are curious about each other.
This is Fujieda’s Chorakuji Temple, and the founder of this Chorakuji Temple is a high priest who was moved from Kamakura Jochiji Temple 800 years ago. That’s why the priest here and I somehow feel a connection and go well together. After this, today’s main event, we will visit Konatsu’s hometown.
In this way, it was only about 30 minutes homecoming, but we were able to have a good time. After this, I headed to Hamamatsu and stayed overnight at Tokyu Harvest Club Hamanako, and I will continue tomorrow.
When I looked at the road information in the morning, there was an accident near Hachioji on the Ken-O Expressway and there was a traffic jam to Sagamihara, so I headed for the Tohoku Expressway via the Metropolitan Expressway, and this is Kamikawachi SA on the Tohoku Expressway. The store is full of various Utsunomiya dumplings! It takes a little over an hour from here to Nasu.
From my home, Nasu is a little farther than Karuizawa, and it takes about three and a half hours one way.
The picture above is what I tasted. Local “Komagatake (Masuru Shinshu Distillery)” This is smoky and very delicious. When I looked into Mars Whiskey, it was Kiichiro Iwai, the creator of Mars Whiskey, who sent Masataka Taketsuru, the founder of Nikka Whiskey, to Scotland. Mars whiskey was born based on the research report in Scotland, and it seems to be today. Among them, “Komagatake Rindo”, which has been discontinued, is said to be a phantom whiskey and is difficult to obtain. I was able to drink only one cup here last fall, which was unbearably delicious.
I went to bed on this day when I got tipsy in a good mood. The next morning is already the last day. On the last day, I always buy fresh vegetables at “Tsuruya”. The usual pattern is to buy as much as I can in the car.
Taking a break at Yorii PA on the Kan-Etsu Expressway. I came back to my house non-stop from here.
As soon as I arrived at Regina Resort Karuizawa and took a rest, it was time for an evening walk. I wanted to walk along the riverside path in front of me the next morning, so I headed to Iizunayama Park in Komoro this evening.
The park is on the top of such a mountain.
There is the Komoro-kogen Museum at the entrance of the park, and I was interested, but I am sorry that this day is closed.
One part of the park is the ruins of Fujimi Castle, which was built in the 1500s. And I came here for the purpose because there is a dog park in this park, but it seems that I can not reach the dog run unless I enter from another entrance. I couldn’t help it, so I decided to come back tomorrow and walk around here on this day.
And it’s dinner time I was looking forward to.
First, the Konatsu meal was brought in. 120g of venison diced steak.
Konatsu has a face saying “Please give me soon!”.
From here it’s ours
My generation, “Of course beer at first!” (lol)
Assorted appetizers, spring-like arrangement.
Spring cabbage potage, sea bream poele, apple sorbet for the appetizer, and so on …
On the second day, we checked out early and had breakfast at the “Bakery & Table Hakone” cafe on the shores of Lake Ashi.
それほどお腹も空いてなかったのでコーヒーとクロワッサンだけの朝食。10:00になればテラス席がオープンするのでこなつを一緒に連れていけるけど、このときは9:30だったので私たち二人だけでした。 I wasn’t so hungry so I had breakfast with coffee and croissants only. The terrace seats will open at 10:00, so we can take Konatsu with us, but at this time it was 9:30, so we were the only ones.
From here, take the Fuji Five Lakes Expressway-Chuo Expressway, and from Nagasaka, take a general road to Karuizawa.
On the way, I found this when we took a break at Futaba SA on the Chuo Expressway.
This is a free rest area where you can bring your pets, and you can eat inside, so it’s great for traveling with dogs in cold weather.
This is around Kiyosato. It was fine on this day, and the Yatsugatake mountain range looked beautiful.
Then, including a break from Hakone, we arrived at Regina Resort Mikage Irrigation in about 4 hours.
To my surprise, Konatsu began to scream just before arriving here. Did she remember here when she came only once last fall? Konatsu may have some fun memories, but even so, I was impressed with her great memory.
Let’s have a relaxing and enjoyable two nights here.
Since the purpose of this trip is staying in hotel, we rarely go out, and we repeat meals → walks → meals. That’s why it’s all about food. We decided to ask for room service instead of going to lunch on that day.
We chose from these …
I chose curry rice
こなつママはハンバーグサンド。 私のは普通のカレーで可もなく不可もなく、ママのは美味しかったそうです。 My wife chose hamburger sandwich.
この後はまたしばらく仕事をすると夕方の散歩の時間になり､､､ After working for a while, it was time for an evening walk …
We went to the dog park and Konatsu ran around energetically.
For the past four days, I have been staying at the Tokyu Harvest Club in Amagi Kogen. It may be said to be unscrupulous even though the state of emergency has not been lifted, but since I spend most of my time in the room, I will not bring in COVID-19 or get infected.
This time it was a great campaign that I can stay up to 5 consecutive nights with a ticket for 1 night, so my wife and I went out in 3 nights and 4 days. One of the purposes is to get rid of my accumulated work here.
This is the room this time, and all the pet-friendly rooms in Amagi are maisonette type. However, in the Japanese-style room on the 2nd floor, Konatsu seems to damage the tatami mats, so I spend most of my time on the 1st floor. The 2nd floor is a luggage storage area (lol)
You can see such a magnificent view from the hot spring public bath on the 8th floor. Since this place is on the Izu Peninsula, you can see Suruga Bay on the left side of Mt. Fuji and Sagami Bay on the right side.
We wanted to eat delicious bread for breakfast, so we went to Le Feuillage in Yawatano.
First of all, Kumoba Pond, a popular spot in Karuizawa during this period. I was hoping that the autumn leaves would be in full bloom,,, Agh! the autumn leaves were over and the leaves have almost fallen.
There was only a slight remnant of autumn leaves in the small pond next to it.
There weren’t many tourists, so Konatsu smiled without being afraid.
After that, we went to the soba restaurant “Shigenoya” on the summit of Usui Pass.
Furthermore, the Kumano Shrine opposite the Shigenoya is built so that the center of the stairs is the prefectural border. It’s a power spot that was introduced on TV “The World Unknown To Matsuko”. After a meal, buy a book at Karuizawa Bookstore and spend the afternoon relaxing as a reading time.
It’s dinner time. I thought it would be nice to have too many pictures of the food, so I put them together in one sheet, but the food on that day was also very delicious! What made me happy was that after that, my wife and daughter went out to the bar lounge and had a good time. Of course, with Konatsu.
Assorted desserts The food of Regina resort Mikage Irrigation is wonderfully delicious. I’ve been to other restaurants in Regina, the Carlo Group, Tokyu Harvest, and other delicious food facilities, but the food here is by far the best. The first day has just ended, but I think so.
Even though it was a weekday, there were a lot of tourists in Hakone on that day, and I wonder if this is also the effect of the campaign. ※ The campaign is government-supported for economic recovery under the influence of Covid19.
After 3:00 pm, we checked in at Tokyu Harvest Club.
I haven’t used it, but there is also a hot spring for pets.
We get tired of the two-day set menu for dinner. we bought a lot of things on this day and had dinner in the room.
Like September, this time we are traveling with Anzu family. The first night was at Carlo Elfo in Lake Yamanaka, and the second night was at Tokyu Harvest Club in Hakone, and now I’m back at my home in Kamakura.