Why we decided to come to Tokyo, it’s because of the Mount Fuji. Thus we purchase the Hakone-Kawaguchiko 3 day pass and we booked 2 ryokan throughout our stay. The pass cover most of the transportation and some discounts on the attraction, so it’s pretty worth to purchase. We tried to reserve the best seat for the romance car but failed. You can google there’s quite a lot blogger/travel forum type out the guideline for booking, Nevertheless we still get to see the tip of Mount Fuji on the way to Hakone.
As we travelling to Hakone and Kawaguchiko, we don’t want to bring along all our luggage, so we ask the hotel to help us to deliver our luggage (with some fee) to our next hotel. Very convenient and good services,
We follow the almost every one recommended route to Hakone, Gotemba Premium Outlet and Kawaguchiko. One short trip travel with so many different transportation. It’s fun and exciting.
The romance car, too bad we cant get the front view seat. So excited seeing the tip of Mt Fuji.
Romance car will stop at Hakone Yumato Station, from the same station we took the Hakone Tozan Train to Gora. After reach Gora, we deposit our luggage in their lockers as our hotel is located in Gora.
From Gora, we took Hakone Tozan Cable car to Souzan Station. From Souzan station, we took the Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani, and along the way we can see mt Fuji from the Ropeway. We stopped by Owakudani and had the black eggs as snack, it taste like any ordinary egg but the shell is black.
From Owakudani, we took the Ropeway to Togendai Station, had our late lunch here while waiting for the next available ship.
The sightseeing cruise ride was so cold as the wind keep blowing towards us, Kayden caught running nose next day 😦 The cruise will take us to Moto-Hakone-ko station, we decided to take the cruise back to Togendai instead of taking bus back to Gora station from Hakone Machi station. So from togendai take the ropeway to Souzan, then Cable car to Koen Shimo station where our Ryokan is located.
Picture taken from https://www.hakonenavi.jp/english/basics/trip/ show the route.
After check-in to our Ryokan, we finally can rest and had our dinner. The hotel staff help us to setup the Tatami while we having our meal.
The Kiseki meal is yummy 🙂