Hakone: heights, hot springs, hiking and hills November 17th 2019 Here are the main learning points from our time in Hakone:
1. Japanese/French fusion food is not great.
2. Having an open air hot spring bath is up there with the best experiences in the entire world
3. There is always, ALWAYS more uphill to go
Hakone is a national geopark, surrounded by mountains and within the volcanically active Fuji-Hakone-Izu National Park centered on Lake Ashi. This ... read more
Asia » Japan » Kanagawa In 1603, a Tokugawa shogunate (military dictatorship) ushered in a long period of isolation from foreign influence in order to secure its power. For 250 years this policy enabled Japan to enjoy stability and a flowering of its indigenous culture. Fol... ... read more
I don't like being away from home for that long, said Charlie.
Maybe 3 weeks, he said.
I suppose we could go a bit longer seeing as it's our honeymoon. Definitely no more than 4, though.
So we compromised and are going adventuring for a grand total of 66 days with a Collins Family Christmas squeezed in there.
Nine and a half glorious weeks.
Japan - New Zealand - Australia - Preston
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