Tokyo guzzler December 2016, part 2 – Hakone and Odawara

Our third trip down to Hakone, this time stopping briefly at Odawara along the way before a two night stopover:

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Odawara Castle. As with all other castles in Japan, it has been rebuilt about a dozen times and now houses a modern museum inside. Authentic to the end.


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Onwards to Lake Ashi, a crater lake near the foot of Fuji.


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All aboard the pirate ship!


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Sulphur fumes bellowing out of the volcano beneath us.


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Quite a smell…or at least it would be, had I not had a cold!


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Turn around and you have the most breath taking view of Fuji on a sunny clear day.


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Onshihakone Park viewpoint, well off the tourist trail and totally deserted from the hoards of day trippers.


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Hakone Shrine, on the shores of Lake Ashi. Surely one of the most stunning places in Japan? 


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And again, this time snapped from our pedalo adventure!

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For more detailed info on Hakone, see my previous Guzzler post on the area. It’s well worth the trip from the overly-crowded Tokyo mayhem.

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