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2017/01/18

Modern Traditional, Gotemba and Hakone

Mid-winter is the time when most people tend to stay indoors and out of the cold. It is no different here, but when the sky is blue and the sun is out it makes me want to get out and do things. I took advantage of the...
2016/11/16

2016/11/16 - Hakone Report

The Hakone area is blessed with a relatively large height differential from the high to lowlands that permits for a long showing of colors as they leak down the mountain slopes and typically peak around early November...
2016/07/28

Hakone Update

The Hakone Ropeway has been marred by disruption since it closed all services due to increased volcanic activity in the area over a year ago...
2016/04/08

2016/04/08 - Odawara Report

While yesterday's weather took a bit of a toll on the cherry blossoms in many regions across western and central Japan, it wasn't as destructive as feared. Petals are definitely starting to fall in cities such as...
2015/11/11

2015/11/11 - Hakone Report

While Raina continues to see great colors across western Japan, today I headed out on an autumn color report from the famous national park area around Hakone, a popular side trip...
2014/11/04

2014/11/04 - Hakone Report

After making its way down from the northern regions of Hokkaido and Tohoku for the last month and a half, Japan's autumn colors are starting to creep into the south...
2013/04/10

2013/04/10 - Hakone Report

Though not really known as a major cherry blossom destination, Hakone nonetheless has several nice cherry blossom spots that tend to bloom around the...
2012/11/14

2012/11/14 - Hakone Report

Today I visited Hakone, the popular outdoor destination two train hours west of Tokyo. While the hot spring town of Yumoto at the entrance to Hakone is located at a mere 100 meters above sea level, the summit of Mount...