(Happy New Year)
The first sunrise in 2017.
We eat Osechi (New Year dishes) on New Year.
Every dish has a meaning: black beans (work hard till get black), golden mashed sweet potato (wealth/gold), etc.
After breakfast, checked out the hotel and moved to Atami.
Visited Kinomiya Jinja (Kinomiya Shrine) for hatsumoude (a New Year prayer).
This camphor tree is believed to be 2000 years old.
This tree is a sacred tree for long life.
I also enjoyed a bowl of matcha green tea while looking at a sacred tree.
Today, checked in at Hotel Micuras, Atami.
This hotel is very modern and every room has ocean view.
We had French for dinner; nice.
Tomorrow, I’ll return to Tokyo. Oh, NO!