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We spent 2 fun days, cruising on the lake, riding scenic cable cars up and over the mountains, buses shuttling us around from point to point, and a tramway taking us up to our mountainside hotel. Even the train ride there was a unique experience, a small train chugging up the mountain, with a few switchbacks along the way to overcome the steep climb. I could swear I heard it ...
... Mt Fuji.
That pretty much filled in the day as we got back to our accommodation just in time for dinner. I enjoyed today's meal a bit more than last nights.
Now we have packed all our stuff ready to head off to Takayama tomorrow and I've spent some time relaxing in the Onsen for the last time.
... we have a private one. None of us are keen to go naked with other people.
Dinner was very interesting we had a traditional Japanese meal I didn't like the seafood but the pork and chicken dishes were really nice.
After dinner we returned to our room and I finally got to enjoy some time in the onsen.
Now I'm relaxed and ready to sleep.
... a couple towns and down an ancient Cedar pathway, then did the entire trip in reverse. Glad we did it but wouldn't do it again - it was a bit too touristy and too much work. It was also too cloudy to see Mt Fuji. Tonight we had a shabu-shabu dinner, basically steak and vegetable fondue, which you cook and then dip in one of two sauces. We had an excellent bottle of sake, recommended by our room attendant Taka. After a day ...
... the big cities and get immersed in the culture and architecture and people. Alternately though - what Hakone is giving me a taste of - is a wealth of natural beauty to be found in the countryside and quiet whispering forests that seem to roll on endlessly once you leave the big city.
I stayed at my first ryokan here - the Lodge Fujimien. I can't really believe what <100 bux a night gets you here. The view from ...