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Electrified in Tokyo, Memories of Majestic Mount Fuji, & Humbled In Hakone

by Marissa Penn

After studying Japanese history, culture, religion, and art, I embarked on my incredible journey to Japan in October of 2008.  I felt the little hairs on my arms standing up as I boarded the jumbo jet at New York’s JFK, waves of excitement running up and down my spine, knowing I would end up on the other side of the world, in Tokyo. 490 more words


Japan Travel Diary | Day 5 - Hakone

After a good night’s sleep on fluffy futons, we departed for Hakone, a town with views of the countryside and mountain scenery.  We took a gondola ride on the Hakone Ropeway and admired the views of Owakudani (“Great boiling valley”) below. 421 more words


Hakone more than just viewing Mount Fuji.

In our previous post Hakone Circuit: How to see Mount Fuji we wrote about taking the boat across Lake Ashi and riding the cable car to catch stunning views of Mount Fuji. 695 more words


Hakone, a fun filled day trip from Nagoya

I was just reading an article on finding the perfect person to travel with and it reminded me of two very special people. Two people who are my favourite travel buddies. 858 more words


20122012 Hakone Open Air Museum

After Kowakudani, the second stop was for Hakone Open Air Museum. It was the next stop after Kowakudani’s, and since I was terribly hungry, stop for lunch first at a Chinese restaurant opposite it. 164 more words


Hakone's best kept secret: Gora Hanaougi

Hakone is undeniably, one of my favourite places to visit in Japan. Its rich Japanese culture, friendly locals and Zen-like scenery will make any burdened soul want to lay down their baggage and soak in its breathtaking views. 407 more words


The Museum of The Little Prince in Hakone, Japan

Finding myself with time to spare and a copy of The Little Prince at hand, resting on the shelf more for decoration than for anyone to read, presented an opportunity. 536 more words