Resort Pia Hakone
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On Friday we said "Sayonara" to Tokyo...... We were off to the Hakone area to the southwest. The primary reason for going to the area was due to the iconic views of Mount Fuji that are available, particularly from on and around Lake Ashi.
It's really not far from Tokyo; however, we only had this day to do what we wanted to do before moving …
... a drink at the tea house. However, we did peek inside the family-run establishment that has been serving refreshments for over 350 years. A large pot being heated over an open fire filled the room with the smell of wood smoke, and had Will wanting to call Fireman Sam (his favorite TV fire hero). Later, he would report that the “fire house” was his favorite part of the day.
We continued hiking crisscrossing the road several times. Will loved a ...
... found the rice crackers with black sesame seeds that Trader Joe's no longer seems to carry. Trader Joe's people - if you need a contact to start stocking them again please let me know. The inn is what you would think of for a traditional inn; you remove your shoes upon entering and step onto tatami floor (mats). We are welcomed with tea at the small table in the middle of the room. This table will later be moved and mats will server as our ...
... a hot soup of sliced pork and soba noodles which was much better than mine. After lunch we worked our way to the pier and got on the boat for a cruise on the lake. The cruise boat was shaped like a pirate ship which was fun. Mount Fuji had totally cleared up when we were on the boat which made for great view and great pictures. The boat ride took about 40 minutes to cross the the lake where we got off. The autumn colours were also starting to show along the edges of the ...
... for all over town. As a geologist, I picked the Yamanashi Gem Museum. It was another waste of money. The exhibit was not anything unique to the area and was a let down compared to many other free exhibits I have seen. Oh well. I then walked over the bring, enjoyed the sunset over Lake Kawaguchiko and enjoyed a nice walk around the lake.
The day ended with me trying to figure out how to get back to my hotel. I met a random American girl ...