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Japanese Ryokan : Hakone Kintoen

I have always wanted to experience a stay in a ryokan or traditional Japanese inn.  A typical ryokan is usually family run and offer a limited number of rooms, hence the expensive price tag. 447 more words


A Day Trip to Mt. Fuji

Because I’m in Japan, I decided that I really had to at least go by and say hello to the mountain. I really do want to add it to my list of cool mountain climbs, but since climbing above the 5th station requires special equipment, I was really not prepared to do so this visit. 3,432 more words

Day 6: From Hakone to Hiroshima

As you might read one of my previous posts, my boyfriend and I spent a night at the Japanese inn in Hakone region. After the morning soak in the onsen, we’ve attended the Japanese breakfast. 765 more words


Japan. Day 5: Mt Fuji and ryokan experience in Hakone

On the fifth day of our trip to Japan my boyfriend and I left bustling Tokyo for peaceful Hakone, a mountainous area west of Tokyo famous for hot springs and Mt Fuji views. 1,067 more words


Hakone: Four Buses, Three Train Rides, and One Pirate Ship.

Working our way back east toward Tokyo, we left Kyoto by bullet train and arrived in Odawara Station 2-1/2 hours later. We are less than an hour from Tokyo by train but it feels much farther. 961 more words