Travel Blogs from Hakone, Japan

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Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone

A travel blog entry by madman96

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... time I reach my ryokan I had taken about 8 different trains, trams, ropeways, trolleys, gondolas, etc... Hakone is one of the biggest tourist destinations in Japan, for the Japanese, and it offers hundreds of museums, hotels, spas, golf courses, hikes ...

Sulphuric Sights, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Sulphuric Sights

A travel blog entry by amy_michael

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... that the chairs can all turn round to face different directions – very clever. We arrive in Odawara which is the gateway to the Hakone region and are helpfully walked to the exact bus stop by a guy from the tourist info. Essentially, what we are now ...

Y'arrr!, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Y'arrr!

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Today would be my first time out of Tokyo since arriving as I headed to Hakone National Park where Mount Fuji, or Fuji-san as it is known in Japan, is located. The train from Tokyo was oddly called 'Romance Car', and I had to convince myself it was ...

Personal Tour, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Personal Tour

A travel blog entry by alasdairm

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Spent today with two Japanese guys I met at the guesthouse who luckily spoke pretty good English and took me out on a tour of the area by car. I was glad to be to see the area with the freedom your own transport (or in this case Nojo's Nissan) gives you ...

Straight out of The Goonies..., Hakone, Japan travel blog

Straight out of The Goonies...

A travel blog entry by stevejames

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H'amazing Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

H'amazing Hakone

A travel blog entry by kath_and_per

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... had to pay extra for some legs which weren't covered by our rail passes. But our trials weren't in vain - we were headed to Hakone, a tranquil, lake-side spot with a cable car boasting stunning views of Mount Fuji. As we're unable to climb Fuji-san (as ...

Dagtrip Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Dagtrip Hakone

A travel blog entry by jorrr

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... we voor een week naar de andere kant van het land. Maar eerst staat eerst nog één laatste dagtripje op de planning; Hakone. Omdat de komende week aardig vermoeiend wordt, besluit Kimberley een dagje thuis te blijven. Ze voelt zich niet helemaal lekker ...

Attack of the Ladybugs, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Attack of the Ladybugs

A travel blog entry by francethedance

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... a mini-mall. Tried another Japanese delicacy but from a bakery so I knew we couldn't go too wrong. Our destination was the Hakone Shrine. This place is over 700 years old and has such history, before you go anywhere near the actual shrine you need ...

Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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... out like a pirate ship = looks interesting, but kitsch.) Left the ferry to catch yet another local bus to our hotel, Fuji-Hakone Guest House, an upmarket backpackers with its own hot springs bath - beautiful! The rain was pouring hard by now and the ...

Hakone/Fuji, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone/Fuji

A travel blog entry by amynp

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Well today was an early start for us explorers, as we had a day tour arranged for a visit to Mount Fuji and Hakone. We were all pretty excited about this. The tour was due to pick us up from another hotel at 7:50 and from there we took a tour bus to a ...

Mount Fuji, take two, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Mount Fuji, take two

A travel blog entry by segacs

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What a difference a day makes! Morning, and we were all set to head straight to Tokyo. But, lo and behold, the sun was shining, and we couldn't resist the opportunity to see Mount Fuji on a rare clear day. That almost never happens, but then, it's ...

Hakone here we come!, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone here we come!

A travel blog entry by japanesewhisper

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Today was Junya's day off and the 5 off us were up early and headed down to Hakone, about and hour and a half from my place. Hakone is a city and also a national park, which Mount Fuji is a part of. So early up and down to Yokohama on the subway and ...

More Fuji-San!, Hakone, Japan travel blog

More Fuji-San!

A travel blog entry by beckandbill

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trains, buses, boats and cable cars, Hakone, Japan travel blog

trains, buses, boats and cable cars

A travel blog entry by izbit

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... 8.30, but when they saw us peeking at the door, they waved us in.  Yummm. At shinjuku station, we purchased the Hakone freepass, which covers roundtrip fare from the Tokyo area, and use of the various buses, boats, and cable cars in the Hakone ...

Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone

A travel blog entry by lizandivan

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We had a fantastic day around the Hakone district; after a ride in the "romance car" train we found our " honkan" a traditional lodging house, and left our bags. Up a long flight of steep steps lay a wonderful tiny station ( see Ivan beside the sign) and ...

Hakone and Mount Fuji, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone and Mount Fuji

A travel blog entry by segacs

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... to a shinkansen train back to Osaka. From there, we connected to another shinkansen train to Odawara, where we caught a bus to Hakone (nicknamed the "Bento Bus" because of our attempts to wedge all of us and our luggage into it, like a Bento box). There ...

Happy in Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Happy in Hakone

A travel blog entry by campbellot

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... south. As suburb after suburb whizzed by we really wondered if it was going to be a built up area all the way to Hakone. Eventually though, the cityscape began to turn into green spaces, farm lands and speckles of forest; and for the first time all week ...

Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone

A travel blog entry by homeworkfilms

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... we were able to communicate enough to pay the added charge and settle in for the 90 minute trip to the area. Once in Hakone we stopped for a quick bite and then hopped on a bus toward Lake Ashinoko. Pretty much every vehicle in Japan is squished. The ...

Hakone with Sulphur, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Hakone with Sulphur

A travel blog entry by lweinreich

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Up to a sulphur mountain, move partial viewings of Mt. Fuji, a mountain `subway`, a cable car, sulphur-cooked eggs (which turn black), ...

A traditional Japanese onsen experience, Hakone, Japan travel blog

A traditional Japanese onsen experience

A travel blog entry by discovereatplay

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... ), calamari, squid, shark and other seafood.  After lunch we got a bus up into the mountains to our hotel in the Hakone region. Onsens (hot spring baths) are one of the most common Japanese past times. They go on holidays with their family etc. The ...

The Day I fell in love (once more), Hakone, Japan travel blog

The Day I fell in love (once more)

A travel blog entry by mitsukishiroi

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... my personal favorite-- a boat ride on this flamboyant pirate boat on Ashinoko. The pictures say it all I think. We went back to Hakone-Yumoto, walked around the city for a bit and then returned home because we had an early start ahead of us-- Kyoto ...

Off to see Mount Fuji san., Gora, Japan travel blog

Off to see Mount Fuji san.

A travel blog entry by gonroamin

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... the lake we tried to find a bus to take us to where a railway was supposed to go up to the top of the highest mountain in Hakone. We had 2 maps in our destination guide and we picked up a bus route map to try to work out how to get to the railway. After ...

Day 17 Tokyo, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Day 17 Tokyo

A travel blog entry by willandclaire

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... , then 15mins later changed to an even smaller one. And started weaving our way up mountains and through massive valleys towards Hakone. It was a very impressive train ride. From here we panicked about not having enough money to continue, then found a ...

Round and about in Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Round and about in Hakone

A travel blog entry by geoffnsteph

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Thurs 12 April Forgot to mention we had a school party from Adelaide in the ryokan! Typical teenagers and my lack of tolerance, understanding, patience etc was sorely tested! Once S n A had arrived we left for Togendai and then the shuttle bus to the ...

A tour of the mountains, Hakone, Japan travel blog

A tour of the mountains

A travel blog entry by discovereatplay

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... the mountain we took another train, which provided good views of the valley as we descended. We stopped in a small town (I think Hakone) and had an amazing afternoon tea at a cafe specialising in a traditional Japanese desert called manjuu which is a bun ...

hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

hakone

A travel blog entry by jcbeep

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Zu Besuch beim Mount Fuji, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Zu Besuch beim Mount Fuji

A travel blog entry by marlene1

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Dec 24, 2009, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Dec 24, 2009

A travel blog entry by jeroenandlinda

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Breathtaking Hakone and into Kyoto, Hakone (and Kyoto), Japan travel blog

Breathtaking Hakone and into Kyoto

A travel blog entry by campbellot

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... and down to Gora we jumped on a very cute little switchback train which snaked and weaved its way back down the mountain to Hakone-Yumoto. Making our way back to Odawara we had another ride on the bullet train – this time a super express over to ...

Mt. Fuji and Hakone, Hakone, Japan travel blog

Mt. Fuji and Hakone

A travel blog entry by ramrtw

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No trip to Japan would be complete without seeing Mt. Fuji. It's the largest mountain in Japan. It's a pretty neat sight but without doing an activity on it - like climbing it - it's just a nice mountain to look at. Big deal. The next time we're here ...

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