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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Tokyo Day 3 : Day Trip to Hakone Mountain #Black Eggs #7 years of your life

After arriving, chilling around Shinjuku city area, and a long exhausting city tour. Now time for some outdoor activities away from the crowded Tokyo City Centre.

Today we will be travelling to Hakone on Odakyu. 

The Hakone Mountain! 

Hakone Mountain, is one of Japan's best-known tourist areas, where visitors can enjoy history, culture and the beauty of nature throughout the year. It is easy, convenient and cheap travelling to Hakone Mountain from Tokyo City as this place is quite commercialise and established.

Travel Guide
Somehow the travel passes and train tickets to Hakone Mountain was very cheap compared to other places. You can get the Hakone Freepass for unlimited travel in Hakone Mountain and the Romancecar Limited Express for the train to/from Hakone Mountain. This can be purchased at the Odakyu Sightseeing Service Centre at Odakyu Line Shinjuku Station.

Lake Ashi
Upon arrival at Hakone-Yumoto, Hakone Mountain station, we took the Hakone Tozan Bus towards Moto-Hakone-Ko for the Lake Ashi boat ride. Riding the pirate ship!

Restaurant Nearby
Well before journeying further into the mountains. We need to juice up. We went to this restaurant just nearby the jetty. The food was pretty good. We didnt visit the Ancient Cedar Avenue, which i think was a big miss.

Love the duck soup noodle and chicken and egg rice bowl.

Time to head up the pirate ship!
Deciding which ship to board.
Enjoying the Sceneries
The boat ride was pretty enjoyable. Upon reaching the Togendai-Ko Station, we took the Hakone Ropeway towards Souzan Stop. The ropeway ride was awesome, the scenery was memorable. Unfortunely we were not able to see Mt.Fuji, probably due to the foggy weather.

Heading UP!
Beautiful Landscapes
The Volcano Mountain
We did not make our stop here as we were in a hurry, due to closure time of the ropeway. This place is a must to stay one night. A day trip was pretty rush. Not to forget, there are many hot spring resorts here. We missed the Valley of Hell!!

Here's some picture of the Valley of Hell. Darn, i want my Black Eggs! Lost extra 7 years of life time. sob.

Well life goes on. Waiting for the train, heading back to the main station.

Shops around station
We went egg hunting when we arrived at the main station. Well, hunting for souvenir and snacks too.

We found the egg! Nah... just a replica. But still taste good! Hopefully it did prolong at least 1 year of my life.

A exhausting day trip. Hakone Mountain, this is a place i will come back to, but i will stay at least a night or two. Since it is located at the mountain area, like a mountain resorts and attraction spot, the sceneries was awesome, great facilities and convenience and also very nature like and peaceful. As a plus, enjoying the hotspring up in the mountain will be awesome.

Back to City Centre - Shibuya!


Still not enough and wanting more from Tokyo, after we arrived in Tokyo City, headed to Shibuya, a shopping district which surrounds Shibuya Station. This area are known as one of the fashion centers of Japan, particularly for young people. Packed with shopping, dining, nightclubs and full of colour.

Shibuya Crossing
It would be a shame to come to Tokyo and missed out a chance to walk across the famous Shibuya Crossing. One of the busiest and popular road crossings around the world. It was so popular that made it into the famous Resident Evil movie. Check it out below :D

Another must not miss, the Hachiko Statue! Just around the Shibuya Station. The Akita Dog, who was remembered for his remarkable loyalty to his owner which continued for many years after his owner's death. Such a sad movie :(

Chilling Around
Love this Shop. Nice Pastry.
Love the Shopping!
Had some Korean Food in Tokyo!
Actually way better than in Malaysia
Had a Great Korean Meal
It was a geat experience trying out Korean Food in Tokyo. Ha-ha. Actually we did not know it was a Korean Restaurant. As all the writing was in Japanese, and this restaurant looks pretty good. So we entered and ordered the food. Started noticing why these local Japanese acted all tourist like, looking more excited than us, snapping pictures of the food like they have not seen it before and taking We-Fie. Well, it was Korean Food!

Next stop, my No.1 Stop in Japan. Jigokudani Monkey Park, time to visit the snow monkeys!


suituapui said...

Interesting. I sure would want to eat the black eggs too! Not surprised that you find the Korean (and needless to say, the Japanese) food there so much nicer. It's just like Sibu or Sarikei people...going over to KL to sell kampua - usually, they can't compete here...so they go over though I know some move there as their children are in the universities.

Irvine Chin said...

suatuipui, yes very true. plus the fresh ingredients you get in japan, makes the food taste much better for sure.

Yee Ling said...

Hachiko! You found it.

Irvine Chin said...

Hi Yee Ling, yes! just next to shibuya crossing!

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