Hello dear readers! How are you?
Today I’ll share my pictures from the trip my mother and I took to Hakone. We had a great time!
First, we took the Romance Car from Shinjuku. It’s a fancy train that takes you to Hakone in style! I don’t know that it’s terribly romantic, but more a bit romantic than the local train I suppose.
Hakone is famous for it’s mountain scenery and hot springs. October /November is the best time to go to admire the autumnal colours, so we took the views from train, cable car, furnicular railway and even pirate ship!
Our good ship:
Can you see the red torii gate at the water’s edge?
For all it’s tourists, Hakone is a sleepy sort of place.
We had lunch in such a cool café! Well, my mother didn’t like it unfortunately.
There were dolls in glass cases, and all sorts of interesting knick-knacks.
If there are any lolitas in Hakone (I can’t imagine it, somehow) I think this would be a good place to have tea!
In hopes of seeing Mount Fuji, we went to the former Imperial Gardens which is supposed to be an excellent viewing spot. It was too cloudy to see Mount Fuji sadly, but the view and gardens were lovely nonetheless.
We also took a walk through the ancient cedar avenue. It’s so beautiful and restful!
We also went to the onsen at night, which was lovely, but of course I don’t have any pictures of that!
Hope you enjoyed the pictures! What do you think of Hakone?
See you next time,