Unless the Ryokan in Hakone, the Ryoken in Kawaguchiko does not have private onsen. But there is two onsen, one at the basement and the other at the higher floor. The area is much bigger compare with Hakone one. Ryokan will swap the onsen for guy or girl use. Perhaps is low season, not many people in the onsen. So i just enjoy myself the onsen by myself. haha. And not forgetting to use the massage chair after onsen. Relax~
Sun rise is earlier, manage to view the Mt Fuji with reflection!
Enjoying the breakfast before leaving the Ryokan.
The hotel driver send us to the Kawaguchiko Station, from there we took the bus to Kachi-kachi Ropeway.
We purchase the round trip ticket to the Kachi-kachi ropeway, there’s already queue forming when we reach. And there’s group of toddler also visiting the place.
We hang around the place and bought some snacks.
After back to Kawaguchiko station, can get view of Mt. Fuji as well, but the cloud blocking already. We had our lunch at Hoto Fudo, the noodles was ok but the queue is too long. Quite a lot seating place in the restaurant. but limited staff to clear the table and serve the customer.
After lunch, we went back to Kawaguchiko station to take the bus back to Shinjuku, the bus ride also included in the pass. But need to pre-book the bus. The bus ride took about 1 hour 45 minutes.
Had early dinner at Shinjuku before we check in to our hotel. As there is lesser dining option nearby the hotel.
It is so relax at the Ryokan, after a good night sleep, we took turn to enjoy the onsen again before having our breakfast. After the breakfast, we then checkout from the hotel and walk over to the bus stop to take the bus to Gotemba Premium Outlet. There’s already queue forming when we at the bus stop, the bus was pretty smaller than normal 44 seater bus. We are lucky to able to get a seat for ourselves.
As we getting nearer to Gotemba Premium Outlet, Mt Fuji come greet us again. We spend time shopping while the kids getting to run and play at the playground. Thanks to the good weather, we manage to see Mount Fuji in a clearer view throughout the whole 3 days =)
Tourist can get the coupon book from the Tourist centre, very spacious and nice place to shop, we manage to get some clothing and shoes. So tempted to buy Le Cruset, but it’s too heavy! We had our late lunch at food court, surprisingly there is a chicken rice store here. However we didn’t try thus has no idea whether it taste the same as SG.
And it’s time to depart to Kawaguchiko as we had book our dinner time. We queue again at the bus stop, there are buses travelling to Shinjuku as well. We manage to get some rest before reaching Kawaguchiko Station. After reach, we went to the tourist centre to get the staff to call the Hotel to pick us up.
The driver came over in 10-15 minutes time, probably a 5 mins drive to the Hotel. While the driver park the car, we can see the Mount Fuji over the lake just infront of us. WH purposely booked the room with view =)
After check-in, we are directed to the dining area for our dinner. To note that, there is additional charges on the onsen that need to pay directly to the hotel.