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If anyone ever invites you to Hakone...

Last weekend I had a chance to spend the night and a day in the Hakone mountains, in Japan’s Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park west of Tokyo. It was such a bliss. 605 more words

You can never really leave.

Thought I was done with the whole MechaIke Onsen thing but a cool opportunity came up so I was back up there on Sunday.  More info when I can share it. 48 more words


Onsen Resort Review: Sounkaku (早雲閣@箱根町)

This wasn’t the first time for me to experience onsen resort in Japan. I totally agree that it gives me a one of a kind experience but I just didn’t get that Oh-My-Gosh feeling again when I was staying in this resort. 83 more words

Hotel Review

Travelog: Weekend with the Family

Akira’s mom caught up to us and then kindly waited in line for Owakudani’s main attraction: hot spring hard-boiled eggs whose shells have turned black in the water. 1,095 more words


Travelog: A Bit of a Late Start

I got going a bit late this morning, not even leaving my hotel room until after 9:30. They recognize me at Starbucks now. The same guy has been working there the last three mornings, and I could definitely tell he knew who I was. 818 more words


Up and down a volcano

We went up Mount Hakone in a cable car and could smell the sulphur which is constantly seeping out of cracks in the mountain. At the top there was a gift shop of course, but also small museum about how the mountain grew as a volcano about 60,000 years ago. 238 more words


JOY in finding one's Prince

For my 40th birthday, I wanted a view of still waters and a beautiful mountain. And so when a friend mentioned about her beautiful stay at Ashinoko Prince Hotel in Hakone, that is famous for its view of Mt. 576 more words