Suzuka is probably best known for the Suzuka International Racing Course / Circuit which is the home of the Japanese Formula 1 Grand Prix.
By entering Suzuka we noticed a lot of gas stations and car dealer. Suzuka definitively lives of the car industry. We stayed for one night in the Hotel "Fine Garden". Back then, as we booked our hotels we noticed that "Fine Garden" is an adult only hotel but because we didn't had any other choice for Suzuka we decided to stay there and probably experienced the biggest surprise during our stay in Japan.
It seemed like we were the only guests right now and so the hotel staff gave us a free of charge update and so we got the Super Deluxe Rooms. Well, actually it wasn't a room anymore.. we stayed in a flat. A photo can tell more than thousand words and a video can show you more than thousand photos, so please enjoy:
Don is talking on this video and is introducing the rooms and the special inventory. I think you get a good impression of the flat eventhough you can't understand german. This was actually a LOVE hotel and you may think "ewwww~ yuck! BUT this room was certainly cleanier than an usual hotel room. Everything was purer luxury. We could even order food to our rooms and so it came that I ate the most delicious pizza ever. *___* The staff were really friendly.
In the evening, Don and Mochi discovered a "Don Quijote"-store in which I bought later on a cute Hello Kitty Hoodie and Care Bear Pants! ^__^
Next day, we went to Suzuka Circuit. Round the Circuit is a theme park (Motopia) which offers quite a lot for children but also for motorsport fans.
|japanese people are great - this gate spends cold water! It's really refreshing on sticky summer days!|
|on the terrace of the Suzuka Circuit|
The highlight as such was to drive at the famous circuit by yourself with a go-kart. It was so much fun although I didn't drive by myself. It was lovely, seeing how much fun Don and Mochi had. ^__^
|Mochi and Kuraude were right behind us and Kuraude shooted our round|
Thereafter we took a ride with the giant wheel and OH MY GOSH! this giant wheel got as only thing we entered during our whole stay in japan NO air conditioner. It was hotter than a sauna. We were all relieved as we could finally leave the giant wheel again and go outside because there it were "only" 38 degrees. Anyways, it was once again a really sticky day back then eventhough it looks so cloudy and dull on the photos....