Japan Day 3

travel date: 1/28/2011
couldn't sleep the whole night. not sure if it's jet lagged, or i was too excited, or because i'm sleeping on tatami. i woke mr. adventure at 7am and said "let's go for a dip." he was groaning while waking up....lol. we went for a refreshing onsen dip. aaahhhhh~~~~~~~
breakfast is next. everything was yummy except nato beans. i have no idea why japanese like to eat this. maybe it's like stinky tofu to the chinese. my fav dish, congee with sour plum great combo.
after breakfast we went back to our room to rest and get ready for the day's adventure. playing around in our ryokan
hiding inside doraemon’s bed Smile with tongue out
the streets in hakone is extremely narrow (reminds me of london, but worst). the drivers here have all my respect! we took the tozan railyway train up the mountains. it was a saturday and we had to squeeze in with all the tourists. hakone is a HOT spot ^_^ .
1st stop gora. met a really nice ojisan selling hot red bean snacks. he volunteered to take our photo. arigatou-ne. made a quick stop at gora park since it's included in the package.
beautiful manhole.
2nd stop owakudani. we took the ropeway(cablecar) to the active volcanic zone with sulphur mines. we hiked up the trail to eat black eggs and inhale sulphur(bad idea).
smart way to transport crates of eggs
3rd stop lake ashinoko. took the ship across the lake for a beautiful breezy ride. it was cloudy==no mt. fuji insight.
too bad I didn’t have a zoom lens to capture the red tori in the middle of ashinko
4th stop hakone-machi. had lunch there in a random restaurant. curry rice and curry udon.
5th stop back to ryokan. collected our luggage and took the train back to shinjuku. the hotel manager was so nice to drive us all the way to hakone-yumoto station since we had huge luggage.
took the subway to shibuya and hunt for our hotel. shibuya is very confusing for the first time. took us 30 mins to find it (got lost…haha). it’s easier the 2nd time once you got your bearings and some landmarks.
hunting for food in shibuya is not a problem at all. it’s available every corner. we picked the famous ichiran ramen for dinner located opposite maruicity. most delicious ramen I have ever tasted. thumbs up!! it has a pretty cool setting. tiny cubicles for each patron.


Dale said...

Such cool vacation pics. I would love to visit there sometime. It's so fun to go to places you're never been. And try new foods :)

Thanks for your comment too


breakingrumours said...

lovely vacation pictures!and fun too! the ramen looks yummy :D

Shop N' Chomp said...

The cubicles for some reason remind me of the DMV...hehe. <3 the pic of you two in the ryokan! So cute *^_^* What do the black eggs taste like?

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Japan looks outstanding, just gorgeous pictures. It's funny how you cover your faces with presents and stuff! LOL

The black label lipsticks I got on Cherry Culture! heeh I've never seen it in-store either :p

Lisa said...

Your japan pics are so cute!! How donthose black eggs taste just like normal boiled eggs?

A & C said...

that looks like so much fun!! I found your blog through another blog, and I love it. Its really fun to read. I'm a follower!


TheMadTwins said...

wow, that ship looks amazing :D

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Haru said...

hehe we like natto just as some European people love weird cheese :P
Love pictures anyway!! Thank you for your lovely comment x

Haru x

Savvy Gal said...

Nice. I want some ramen now.

Penelope said...

I really love your pictures. Looks like you had such a wonderful time. Well done for trying the Sulfur Eggs. What did it taste like?

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