Friday, October 19, 2012

Hakone/Tokyo - October 2012

Day 1 - Hakone
From Tokyo Shinjuku take Romance Car to Hakone - 85 min


Hakone jinja shrine

Ancient Cedar Avenue

Hakone Checkpoint

Lake Ashi

Pirate Cruise on Lake Ashi
View of Mt Fuji from Lake Ashi

Togendai - view of Mt Fuji from Hakone Ropeway

Owakudani - hell valley

Black egg ice-cream

Roykan - Takenoha at Gora - owner Ohno san was very hospitable

Day 2 - Hakone
The Hakone Open Air Museum - interesting


Sengokuhara - Silver grass (aka "lalang") at the base of Mt Daigatake - a popular weekend outing site for the locals

Hakone Glass Forest Venetian Glass Museum - pretty!

Roykan - Fujimen at Sengokuhara - nice view of Mt Fuji

View of Mt Fuji from roykan

Day 3 - Hakone/Tokyo
Miyanoshita - Historic Fujiya Hotel patronized by celebrities like the Beatles

Picot - Bakery next to hotel - the bread was first class - must try.

Day 4 - Tokyo
Asakusa - Sensoji Temple and Nakamise Shopping Street

A popular shop selling yummy potato fritter with beef paste filling

A quaint shop full of aunties shopping for old school brushes

Tokyo Tower

Ueno Park

Yanaka (Nippori Station JR line) - a different feel of Tokyo - worth a visit

Famous old cemetery
Yanaka Ginza - old fashioned shopping promenade dotted with old style shops selling coffee, food etc

Handmade figurines and the artist also entertained with life puppets show

Shibuya - downtown shopping area - Shibuya 109 - more happening than Shinjuku

Ramen - opposite Sakura Hotel at Shinagawa - yummy and filling

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