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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 ...
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After breakfast we headed to the Open Air Museum. There were some very interesting sculptures, an area dedicated to Picasso and the biggest koi I've ever seen.
We then went back to Gora via cable care and ropeways. Luckily the weather was clear as we got ...
... car to Gora.
Caught the Tozan railway to Tonosawa.
Walked to our accommodation.
The place we are staying at is a traditional inn and was founded in 1630.
We have to wear slippers and have a yukata to wear.
But the best thing it is that we have a private onsen (hot spring bath).
Japanese rules are that you must be naked in the onsen ...
... 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 ...
I was originally planning on limiting my vacation to Tokyo/Kyoto area, but hearing/reading a lot about Hakone convinced me to add it in at the last minute.
I'm here for 2 nights, but unfortunately I'm already regretting this - I wish I could stay here for a few weeks instead.
It would make for a very different kind of vacation, and one that I had not really considered. I wanted to come to Japan ...