The hot springs resort area of Hakone is a popular getaway from Tokyo. It’s easy to the train out for a day, or book one of the lovely onsen ryokan here and spend a relaxing weekend in the shadow of Mt Fuji. 387 more words
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A visit to Japan wouldn’t be complete without seeing the iconic and majestic Mt. Fuji! We visited Hakone, deemed as one of the best international holiday resorts, famous for its hot springs, natural beauty, and perfect views for Mt. 826 more words
Like most of my actual time, I spent none of today in Japan. Our flight arrived back in Sydney ahead of schedule by about 30 minutes which was nice, and there is a weird new check in system for Australian residents at the airport which made the process go pretty quickly. 1,389 more words
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A ryokan (旅館) is a type of traditional Japanese inn that originated in the Edo period (1603–1868), when such inns served travelers along Japan’s highways. They typically feature tatami-matted rooms, communal baths, and other public areas where visitors may wear yukata and talk with the owner.