Hakone is located in the mountainous far west of Kanagawa prefecture.
It is one of Japan's famous destinations during autumn.
Because when the leaves turn gold and red,
you'd see the most fascinating view ever!
For a person who grew up in a tropical country,
that's not an exaggeration..
Well I know I said it's perfect to go there in fall, but we went there last summer..
knowing we would not have another chance..
Even went there despite the bad weather forecast.
We left Tokyo as early as 8am, it's better if you purchase day pass ticket;
you can go around Hakone with unlimited ride (be it bus or train,
even cable car and some entrance fees on particular attraction centers, parks)
Enjoy looking at the pics Ive taken, just imagine the leaves are red, hihi..
|sky was clear when we got there..|
|and then it started to fog, weird but it wasnt cold|
|then sky was clear again.. LOL|
|i ddnt promise to behave lol|
|while waiting for the bus|
|one famous hotel spa in hakone|
|on our way to Mt Owakudani, quite crowded here|
|this guy was cute, really.. hehe|
|cable car for mt owakudani.. i died there|
|me and my death bed behind|
|okay, i died smiling.. lol|
|even showing some teeth|
|it was raining.. and so windy.. imagine how the car misbehaved.. :(|
|view underneath.. i died a couple of times here..|
|ive had morbid thoughts..honestly!|
|i survived.. and happy to have hugged this water buffalo|
|it was so windy i cursed a lot..|
|this one's supposed to be an observatory|
|i think the fish there got hypothermia|
|a glimpse of mt owakudani|
|far better than the last.. lol|
|the yellowish stuff's sulfur|
|the famous boiled black eggs.. one egg adds one year to ur life|
|black egg and black fingernails|
|black and evil hello kitty|
|this is fritz, when stuffed..|
|at Lake Ashi, and some lined up rowboats|
|a bit frustrated here|
Due to the bad weather, the lake cruise was canceled.
Soooo, we went to Gotemba to shop, a famous outlet mall nearest to Hakone.
Then my wallet suddenly got fever.. LOL
|green tea ice cream saved the day!|
|you dont always see rice fields there..|
|even the bad weather couldnt stop these ppl to spend|
|and u too wouldve wished u were rich|
|going to the other shops across this bridge|
|unexpectedly, mt fuji was visible|
|then i started bringing shopping bags.. LOL|
slept at the station (worst case, and exaggerating again..)
That was a fun trip, but I went home sobbing inside..
Because of that coach bag Ive seen at Gotemba.. (peace)