Hotel Marroad Hakone
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It's raining! We have walked to the station, umbrellas up, negotiated a number of sets of stairs with luggage (or big strong Phil did that, two cases at a time) thru Shinjuku station until we reached the other side to take the Limited Express to Hakone.
I booked seats in the 'Romancecar Observation Car, aka, first car with all glass and great …
... elephant / capybara / rhino / giraffe / mouse / snake / tortoise / anteater / et cetera. Quite the zoo!
Tokyo’s attractions were by no means exhausted, but we have lots of the rest of Japan we’d still like to see, so the next day we used our Japan Rail (JR) Passes to hop on the Shinkansen (bullet train) and headed up to a town called Nikko, in the foothills north of Tokyo. Nikko is home to a collection of temples, four ...
Piece of cake!!!
I climbed with 2 American's, Jeff and Nath. Jeff was fully equipped (which turned out to be very helpful), whilst Nath and I looked more like pathetic backpackers. Our outfit was crunched together with everything our backpacks had to offer for such an adventure.
We started off happily with a bit of rain and apart from our three head-torches in total darkness!
Thank you Chris, your ...
... Park, which is a French-inspired garden with tea houses and a large craft house, where you can learn origami, glass-blowing, bead making and pottery. There were also some small shops showcasing the local artists-in-residence products. We decided not to embark on learning any new skills, but I think it would have been fun. After a warming herbal tea and biscuits, we headed back towards Hakone to see if we could see the lake through the clouds. We couldn't! However, we ...
8 km walk from walk Magemo to Tsumago.
The guide book and the tourist information centre told me that it would take 3hours to walk it.
However I only had 2, as I got up way to late to actually do this walk. What can I say i did it in 1 1/2 hours :)
Rock'n Roll!!!! found the coolest little coffee shop in Tsumago.