TripAdvisor Reviews Pension Charlotte Hakone
Travel Blogs from Hakone
... and foot massage chairs?), spent some time there, and then oozed our way back to our cozy room and melted into bed, like butter on toast.
On our last day in Hakone , and indeed, Japan, we were graced with a crystal clear day, and this meant an excellent view of majestic Mt. Fuji, a fitting end to our stay. We returned to Tokyo refreshed, relaxed, and ready for our flight to Delhi the next ...
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 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.
Today is a day we will not soon forget. We attended the first day of the Tokyo Sumo tournament in Ryogoku. We got there probably a bit too early as the stadium was fairly empty and the amateur sumo wrestlers were fighting. Once the big guys started, we couldn't believe it. The stadium was jam packed. The ceremony and general atmosphere was amazing. Great experience all around. We then took a bullet train to Odawara station in Hakone, ...
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 ...