Birthday in Hakone 箱根で誕生日

Hello dear readers! It’s been a long time since I last posted and a lot has happened. Today I thought I’d share how I spent my first birthday as a Mummy!


We all spent one night away at Hakone, right by Lake Ashi. I had a nice time relaxing in the hot spring baths and went to an Italian restaurant with a lake view for dinner.

The next day we did a little bit of sightseeing at the Hakone Detached Palace Garden. It’s not the catchiest name but it’s a lovely place!

Can you spot anyone on the balcony?

Thanks for reading and see you next time!



Hakone Open Air Museum

Hello dear readers! How are you? Unfortunately I caught a cold but I hope it will be better soon.


A couple of months ago I went to Hakone Open Air Museum with my friend. It was her suggestion and it was definitely a good one!



The weather was perfect that day, not too hot but warm and sunny. We could enjoy a relaxing walk around the museum, taking in the lovely views of the trees and mountains. As you can see, I wore an Old School Lolita outfit with an Emily Temple Cute jumperskirt and a Moitie headdress. I’d like to refine this outfit further and wear it again sometime!



Although I’m not the biggest fan of modern art, it fits very well in this beautiful outdoor setting and I found some pieces I liked. There were works by artists of various nationalities (plus a big Picasso exhibit) but I think the Japanese artists represented have a good sense of cuteness! This little boy is totally adorable.



This one was amusing somehow:



This one makes me think of Peter Pan or The Little Prince!



This coat is really cute and stylish.



I decided to return to Hakone again at the weekend to celebrate my birthday. I went for a little stroll in the mountains and to a hot spring and had a lovely relaxing time! I think it’s a great place to visit if you are living or visiting in Tokyo, since it’s not too far from the city but has a completely different atmosphere. There are lots of things to see and do. You can read about my previous visit here.


You can also visit the Hakone Open Air Museum website:

Thanks for reading and see you again soon!