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Hakone: heights, hot springs, hiking and hills 80748C5E-7357-4D65-AFC2-A5245BAB8253.

“The friendly bouncer”: Waiting for the cable car.
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
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Japanese Flag 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
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