Hakone Highland Hotel
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... t enough, one part of the area is a virtual hotbed of seismic activity, which meant sulphuric emissions, resulting in huge flumes of rising steam clouds. It is quite dramatic to watch and it seemed that the whole thing could blow at any time. This felt a bit threatening, particularly given the recent volcano eruption a few hundred kilometers away. But seeing the busloads of school kids and tourists ...
Today started with a traditional Japanese breakfast which was not at all to my taste. Breakfast included -
Dried Japanese Horse Mackerel
Natto (Fermented soybeans)
Steamed rice and Miso ...
We set off early today to catch the train to Hakone.
It's nice to get out of the city and see some of the countryside.
We dropped our bags off at the hotel and had a look around the town. Then did what they call the Hakone round trip.
Caught the bus to Moto-hakone-ko
Boarded a pirate ship that went across Lake Ashi.
Took 2 ropeways
... jacuzzi and steamed in our sauna. Monday morning we decided to have a traditional Japanese breakfast, again served in our room. Grilled fish was great, but I drew the line at baby sardines. You could see their tiny silver eyes, not something I normally want to wake up to! We took a cable car up the mountain and then a rope way across and down to Lake Ashi, where we were met by a pirate ship (random!) which took us across. We ...
... decided to go for a morning jog. Running along paved paths from my hotel, I cut a winding trail through bamboo forests and cedar trees to emerge by the side of a large mountain lake, glittering in the morning sun.
Continuing on through the day, I made a tour of some of the more popular destinations nearby, including one of the largest botanical gardens in japan, a glass museum (featuring Chihuly!) and even ...