Hakone Hotel Kowakien
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- Free parking
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... in Tokyo and became increasingly bemused as we travelled through the countryside and the weather failed to change at all. In fact, I think it got worse! I could hardly see anything at all through the mist. Actually, I lie. The one thing I could see as clear as day was the Fujisan Express train (I had to swap trains halfway). It was a train specifically made for the Mt Fuji line, painted with cartoon likenesses of Mt Fuji. Basically it was covered in blue ...
... only minimal clouds around the peak of Mt Fuji, which allowed great photo opportunities. Our destination was Owakudani, a sulphar geiser that didn't have an overpowering stench, but if the sulphur cloud was blown in your direction from the wind you had to hold your breath. The fumes were abrasive to your lungs and is not a pleasant experience. The area is also known for black eggs, boiled in the geiser ...
Here the hot springs, erupting geysers and bubbling pools of boiling mud dominate a fascinating landscape. We take the Hakone rope way from Sounzan down to Togendai on lake Ashinoko. We take a boat journey around the lake which is a water filled volcanic crater with a circumference of 18K. We are now making our way to Tokyo by ...
... of the mountain. Far earlier than planned we set off for Hakone and had some lunch before going up the Hakone sky gondola to the Owakudani Valley. Here we went for a walk up to where the geothermal activity was taking place so we could see the sulphur clouds hard boiling eggs and turning them black. It reminded me a lot of Rotorua in New Zealand. We descended back down the mountain on the coach ready to get on our pirate boat across Lake Ashi. From here you ...
... 8217;t seen beef on any menu. Pork yes, fish always, but never beef. The steak was quite nice, but very different to home. Thinly cut, but a approx. one third of the meat fat. The sauce was delicious, and I noticed another cultural difference about Japan. It seems at restaurants, your next course is brought to your table before you have finished your current course. So, if you are eating entrée, half way through the main will appear. But the ...