Sunday, February 13, 2011

Japan - Hakone

Daniel and I went to Hakone for two days during my visit to Japan. We took a train in the morning to Hakone where we got off and walked around a bit before heading a bit further to Gora where we stayed the night. Our hotel had onsen (hot baths) which Danny and I used. There were some that were available to all the hotel guests and each room had one right on the balcony!
We had tasty soba noodles for lunch.
We walked around a park. It would have been beautiful if the flowers were blooming but instead, it was pretty dead except for the flowers in the greenhouses. We saw a very creepy looking pitcher plant.
At our hotel, we dressed up in kimonos and had a fancy dinner with a great view. We had several courses including fugu hotpot!
In the morning, we rode the cable car hoping for a great view of Mount Fuji but it was cloudy and we were disappointed.
Next, we boarded a pirate ship and Danny was nearly shot.
Finally, the clouds went away for just enough time for us to take a few photos of Mount Fuji!
After we got off the pirate ship, we took a walk through cedar trees to another park and then caught the bus back to Hakone.
We had time to visit another temple before it was time to catch the train back to Tokyo.
Nice trip Danny!

More photos at flickr.


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