The resort of Hakone about 2 hours drive from Tokyo is considered more desirable than a visit to Mt. Fuji. This is due to the lesser crowds and the hot springs that abound in the around. The resort itself is very picturesque. We didn’t have time for a visit to the hot spas. These hot spas are supposedly mineral rich and it is not unlikely that someone will spend up to 9 hours for a healthy refresh! The cruise on the lake was just fantastic with the cool breeze. Then there was the trolley ride to the highest point – about 800 meters (I forget the exact number). The picture says it all!

The orange part is not all sky, part of it is the Pacific ocean as seen from top.

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