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11 travelers at this place:

  • Day217

    Day Trip to Hakone

    October 24, 2015 in Japan ⋅ 🌙 14 °C

    With many options of day trips to choose from from Tokyo, we decide to go to Hakone as its one of the closer destinations and we had to visit an Onsen while we're in Japan!

    Transport options were not as straightforward as we had expected and we discover all the attractions are quite spaced out. Fortunately the friendly Japanese help us out and we end up buying a day ticket that covers half of the area.

    Unfortunately we underestimate the time it takes to travel between locations and end up taking an extremely long winded route to the main harbour where you are meant to see great views of mount Fuji... On a nice day. Unfortunately for us it starts raining as soon as we get there so our 4 hour slow train and bus ride up and down the mountain was somewhat fruitless.. at least the train ride was quite nice!

    Next stop we head to the Onsen.. which fortunately is lovely! Its a traditional Onsen where the men and women are separated and everyone goes in the nude... We spend 2 hours there relaxing in the baths and enjoying the scenery. Suki even manages to get a bit of meditation in!
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  • Day7


    February 9, 2018 in Japan ⋅ ☀️ 4 °C

    Eine Schiffsfahrt zum Fuji

    Der Fuji 富士山 ist ein Vulkan und mit 3776,24 m Höhe über dem Meeresspiegel der höchste Berg Japans. Sein Gipfel befindet sich auf der japanischen Hauptinsel Honshū an der Grenze zwischen den Präfekturen Yamanashi und Shizuoka. Seit 2013 ist er Teil des Weltkulturerbes.

  • Day5

    Hakone Moto: Extreme Hill climbing

    September 15, 2016 in Japan ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    #Abunai = dangerous

    The night in the camp was quite rough, i could hardly sleep. Early in the morning we packed our stuffs and then i started to realise something is terribly wrong with my rear wheel. It wobbles like crazy and its not possible to continue cycling that way...we decided to look for a repair shop, after asking around and trying to decypher what the locals tried to tell us, we manage to find a good one. The owner of the bike shop was very friendly and talkative, he even showed us pictures of his last bicycle tours. Bad news..the wheel was so bended, its not possible to true it back. There was even a big crack on the wheel. The wheel must go! I had to buy a new wheel and within an hour or so the bike is ready! The owner even changed my bike's brake after hearing that we are heading to Hakone.. "Abunai!" he said, since the road to Hakone is quite steep. The bike felt like new, we cycled further to Hakone. The first 40 km was all well but then comes the anticipated hill-climbing session: around 15 km long and 850 m high! The road was rough and after 6:00 it got pitch-black and theres no street lamp! After the climbing horror we managed to find ourself a nice japanese motel on the hillRead more

You might also know this place by the following names:

Motohakone, 元箱根

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