Hakone Hotel Kowakien
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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 ...
... get views and photos of Fuji would be from the other side of one of the 5 lakes that surround fuji. I headed for lake kawaguchiko, the biggest of them and spent most of the day walking around it, walking a total of 11 miles. The lake is reminiscent of on of the Italian lakes and was nice enough even without Fuji being there. By mid afternoon I finally got the view I'd been hoping ...
... drove up from Hakone, although only 34 km it took us over an hour. The roads are narrow and winding and the max speed limit we have encountered is 60km per hour. Kilometres mind, not even miles, it was often only 30km p/hr even in quite rural areas. It makes it easier for tourists though so no complaints here. The park itself was fairly small, quite easy to do in a day, but there were still long queues - an ...
... today but the weather was lousy, it just poured all day long. We persevered with the funicular railway, the cable cars, the visit to the top of the still active volcano (not the one that just went off though!). We did the 'pirate' cruise ship down Lake Ashi (where you should be able to see Fujisan) but it was all like walking in a cloud and ...