Hakone Reminisce #2 – Togendai to Moto-Hakone

Starting Saturday with a press feels great! No better time to continue from where I have left off on my Hakone Reminisce since July (Hakone Reminisce #1 – Gora to Souzan to Owakudani). From Togendai to Moto-Hakone, from Lake Ashi to Hakone Shrine.

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Splendid view of nature from Hakone Ropeway from Owakudani to Togendai. Is that melted snow or rain on the glass pane?

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A shot of the Hakone Sightseeing Boat from the Hakone Ropeway station. These pirate-like-ships that took me to Moto-Hakone are a bit too cute but I thought they add an old-town charm to Lake Ashi. 

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Togendai looks like a quaint town that I would enjoy exploring. Alas,  not enough time.

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Lake Ashi and mountains as my selfie backdrop in Togendai! One of the few times I used the self-timer mode on my camera on this trip.

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Last shot of Togendai before I board the pirate ship to Moto-Hakone. Feeling blissed to be surrounded by Lake Ashi and wooded mountains.

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View from the boat. Apparently, you may get a good view of Mount Fuij on a good visibility day.

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The view of Moto-Hakone from the boat. Spot the Tori gate?

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Cold day. Heart and hands warmed by hot tea from the vending machine! Wish Singapore has these vending machines that dispense warmth too.

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Another selfie. This time with Hakone Mountain as the background taken en-route Hakone Shrine.

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Looks like a nice spot to soak in Lake Ashi. Wondering what these ladies are looking at?

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The Tori gates that welcome us to Hakone Shrine.

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Walking through the dense forest to Hakone Shrine. Soaking in the beauty of mist and sunset – that golden hour of the day.

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Make a wish.

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Hakone Shrine.

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A close-up with the famous Tori gate. Wondering if it is the most photographed Tori gates in Japan. What do you think?

Wondering what I have been doing in my one-month absence from wordpress? Well, July was such a crazy month at work in Singapore. But I did managed to steal time for a 4-day trip to Bangkok 😛 Photos are on Instagram @ilovelongvacation, so check them out!

#ilovelongvacationjp #travel #togendai #motohakone #lakeashi #hakoneshrine #japan #tokyo

 

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About cyndichan

Write for a living. Live for travel, run and art. Just back from the snow festival in Hokkaido!
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