Hakone is one of the popular destination for tourists near Tokyo. It is even nearer to Atsugi, the place where I used to stay.
Two-day and three-day passes can be obtained from the stationsc. All of the bus rides, ship rides, rope-way rides and cable-car rides throughout the trip are included in the pass..quite a deal. Though we had only one day at hand, we decided that the pass would be profitable. We bought 5020 yen pass from HonAtsugi station which included the journey by the Romancecar. Romancecars are trains with large glass windows and double seating arrangements possibly keeping in mind the honeymoon couples and hence the name. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romancecar)
The ship that takes tourists through lake Ashi
Many people in Japan has the hobby of fishing. Here some men are fishing in the lake Ashi
A couple walking through the Sedar avenue
We spotted some fancy cars here. Many of them were ‘topless’
Fishing in the lake Ashi
Series of trees on the mountains surrounding lake Ashino.
View from Ropeway
Boiling egg in the volcanic valley
These eggs, hard-boiled in volcanic hot water, is said to increased longevity by 7 years. I took two of them. 😀
A park in Gora
This lady was drawing the landscape in the front
The Hakone-Tozan cable-car line.
Entrance of Hakone shrine. These gates are called Toiri gate
Me in front of the Toiri gate in front of the lake
A desk in the ticket counter of boating
A fisherman I guess
We were unable to spot mountain Fuji on that day. So I concentrated on the other mountains instead.
A jet trail in the sunset sky