Hakone Hotel Kowakien
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... pass quickly. We were glad we had brought our supplies with us: a 500ml bottle of water cost $5.5 up there! As we reached the upper slopes we were forced to slow down; all of us were noticing the thinner air.
But our pace was good and at about 1:45 we reached the crater rim. From there it was 30 minutes around to the actual summit on the far side of the crater. We were in a cloud sandwich: cloudy skies above, and a valley filled ...
We arrived at the top, 3,776 m height, in good time. we enjoyed a really expensive coffee and noddle soup at the one station hut near the crater.
Viewing the sunrise was amazing! Suddenly, it was all bright and and the view across all the nearby mountains was spectacular. You can get really close to the crater which was surprising for me.
After freezing but beautiful hour off watching the sunrise, it was time for the way ...
... part of Tokyo and also the venue for Tokyo's most visited temple, the Senoji Temple. There has been some sort of place of worship on this site since 628 AD, although the current temple was built in 1950. Leading up to the Temple is a magnificent gate and pedestrianised walkway with little shops selling a range of things from snacks and touristy kitch to crafts and gifts. Surrounding the Senoji Temple are little laneways with lots of lovely individual shops catering for ...
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.
... t know: I got literally an entire suid, just the eyes taken out. I felt a little helpless but in the end I managed to make it eatable and actually it was quite good!
Finally we went back to the hostel to take our luggage and headed towards the station, where I went to search for the last god (shame on me, I searched for its location in the internet). After I found and took a photo of it I was satisfied and we could go to the station to take the train to our next destination: Kyoto.