Wednesday, June 14, 2017

# Hakone Travel from Tokyo ♪ Just 85 mins from Tokyo! Theme park of Hot Springs! Hakone Kowakien Hotel & Yunessun!




# Hakone Travel from Tokyo ♪ Just 85 mins from Tokyo! Theme park of Hot Springs! Hakone Kowakien Hotel & Yunessun! 

Hakone Kowakien Hotel & Yunessun
Theme park of Hot Springs!
Has been selected as the top hot springs for 11 years!

Hot Springs lovers!!!!
Let's go!

Hot Springs, 
is well-known as one of the representatives of Japanese Culture.
In Japan, there are more than 3,000 hot springs.



Hot springs have a very good effect on us
in both body and beauty,
helping us release from body soreness. 


Hot springs don't only warm the body; 
different ingredients in the hot spring water have a wide range of functions.
It is getting to where more people are coming to Japan 
for the hot springs for different purposes. 

However, most of the hot springs are far away from central Tokyo.
But today,
we would like to introduce you the popular hot springs areas
near Tokyo!
That is Hakone!!!


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Contents 

♨Reasons that we recommended Hakone Hot Springs
- 85 minutes from Tokyo! Convenient transportation!
- 17 rich hot springs sources in Hakone
- Beautiful natural scenery of four seasons
- Various sightseeing places 

♨Recommended Hot Springs Attractions in Hakone
- What is a theme park of hot springs? Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun?
- How to enjoy Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun?



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Let see

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♨Reasons that we recommended Hakone Hot Springs


In Japan, Hakone has always ranked the top of the best hot springs.
Why???
What is the attraction of Hakone?


 - 85 minutes from Tokyo! Convenient transportation!

From Shinjuku, you can arrive at Hakone Yumoto Station directly by Odakyu Express! Just 85 minutes ~ 
A variety of buses are available at the station, too. 

※ Since there are not that many direct trains, 
please confirm the schedule in advance.

One-way Fare :
 2, 080 yen (express fare 890 yen + ordinary ticket fare 1, 190 yen)

Route:
Shinjuku Station 
➔ (85-min by Odakyu Limited Express "Romancecar") 
➔ Hakone Yumoto Station 



(Left) Entrance of Odakyu Railway
(Right) Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center 

There are two ways to buy a ticker for the Odakyu Limited Express "Romancecar"
1. Make a reservation on the web
2. purchase at the service center (picture on the right above)

No worry if you do not speak Japanese, 
foreign language speaking staff are available there!

★Odakyu Sightseeing Service Center 
Odakyu Shinjuku West Exit 1F
03-5321-7887
8:00-18:00 (Open all-year round)
Official site (English)
Reservation Page  (English)

In general, we will advise you to take the train from Shinjuku from 8:00 to 10:00  the romantic express, arriving at Hakone Yumoto,
start sightseeing in Hakone and staying the night at a hot springs ryokan. 
On the next day, enjoying the delicious breakfast and doing the rest of the sightseeing, such as the theme park of hot springs.
Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun. 
Then, head back to Shinjuku.


- 17 rich hot springs sources in Hakone
There are 17 hot springs sources;
therefore, it is known as "Hakone 17 hot springs"
Due to its rich and varied water,
it is pretty well-known within and outside Japan.


Photo and info credited to HAKONE NAVI
25,000 tons of hot spring water are gushing out from the 17 hot spring sources of Hakone a day.
And there are approximately 20 different types of hot springs in Hakone.
No doubt it has become a popular spot for hot springs. 


 - Beautiful natural scenery of four seasons
Not only hot springs, 
you can enjoy the four seasons of Japan here!
Of course, together with the scenery of Mount Fuji.

 
Riding cable cars and sightseeing boats would bring you to the beautiful natural landscape.

For those who want to plan a trip to Hakone,
here are several attractions for your reference!

1.  Hakone Shrine (箱根神社)

A red torii is right on the shore of Lake Ashi.
Green, red, and blue. 
What a beautiful picture!
Yes! This is the home of Hakone Shrine, Hakone's oldest shrine built in 757!
Nice place to take a photo!

★Hakone Shrine (箱根神社)
80−1, Motohakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo, Kanagawa 250-0522


2. Ancient Cedar Avenue (箱根旧街道杉並木)
Just 1 minute away from Hakone Shrine to view Mount Fuji.
About 500 meters long with a number of tall firs on both sides,
what a good place for walking.
While enjoying your time surrounded by the greenery, it is on the way to Onshihakone Park.
Don't miss it!

★ Ancient Cedar Avenue (箱根旧街道杉並木)
Hakone, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa


3.  Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロープウェイ)

The whole route of the Hakone Ropeway is about 2516.20m
This ropeway can move about 5 meters in a minute. 
During business hours, 
it carries about 1440 people to enjoy the beautiful scenery of the big valley!


When the weather is good,  you can see the beautiful Mount Fuji
from the ropeway.
And you know what?
It has the most number of passengers in a year among the cable car/ropeway in the world.

★Hakone Ropeway (箱根ロープウェイ)


4. Owakudani Kurotamago Kan (大涌谷くろたまご館)
Speaking of Hakone, 
it is the Kuro Tamago (freshly boiled black eggs)

A local specialty of eggs turn black and smell slightly sulphuric after boiling in the hot springs. 
Saying that eating one can extend your life for seven years. 


Now, you can take Hakone Ropeway to Owakudani Station. 
As the volcanic activity is getting uncertain recently, 
another route is being prohibited. 
So you can only buy the black eggs here!

★Black eggs  5 pieces a box  - 500yen
(Expiring date is the next day after purchasing)

★Owakudani Kurotamago Kan (大涌谷くろたまご館)
1251 Sengokuhara, Hakone-machi, Asshigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 
0460-84-9605
10:00- 17:00
Freshly boiled time: 11:00 12:00 14:00
Official site (Japanese)


5. Shopping Street in front of Hakone Yumoto Station 
Always crowded with visitors!

Here, you can buy a variety of local products and special products, as well as interesting snacks.
The most popular specialty in this shopping street is Kamaboko かまぼこ (steamed white fish paste) and onsen-manju (hot spring bun filled with red-bean paste).

Also, if you like flower viewing,
 we recommended you to visit there in June and early July for hydrangea.
Trains, flowers, and river,
another beautiful pictures!


♨Recommended Hot Springs Attractions in Hakone
Theme park of hot springs
Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun
★ Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0407
TEL: 0460-82-4126 
OPEN HOUR: 
YUNESSUN (Swim suit is available) 
9:00- 18:00
Mori-no-yu (Swim suit is not available)
11:00- 20:00
Fee:
YUNESSUN (Swim suit is available) 
adult 2900yen/ child 1600yen
Mori-no-yu (Swim suit is not available)
adult 1900yen/ child 1200yen
Pass (YUNESSUN & Mori-no-yu)
adult 4100yen/ child 2100yen

Official site (Japanese)

Hot springs where you can put on your swim suit!
Like a swimming pool in summer!
What an exciting facility!



Hot springs where you can enjoy four seasons outside. 
Spring, summer, fall, and winter!
What season do you like the most?

Special limited hot springs
such as wine, bubbles, roses, and chocolate. 


Last month, it was pancake hot springs, 
while syrup is given in three specific time.




Wonderland in Japan, 
not Disneyland, not Universal Studio, 
because you can also find them in another parts of the world.

But Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun is the only one in Japan.
Them park of hot springs, 
there you are!

To the one 
if you are planning your trip to Japan,
thinking of going to Tokyo,
having a day trip or 2-3 days trip out Tokyo, 
wanna experience hot springs,
wanna have fun,
why don't you consider Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun?


↑ Boxappy, Yunessun's character


★ Hakone Kowakien Hotel Yunessun
1297 Ninotaira, Hakone-machi, Ashigarashimo-gun, Kanagawa 250-0407
TEL: 0460-82-4126 
OPEN HOUR: 
YUNESSUN (Swim suit is available) 
9:00- 18:00
Mori-no-yu (Swim suit is not available)
11:00- 20:00
Fee:
YUNESSUN (Swim suit is available) 
adult 2900yen/ child 1600yen
Mori-no-yu (Swim suit is not available)
adult 1900yen/ child 1200yen
Pass (YUNESSUN & Mori-no-yu)
adult 4100yen/ child 2100yen

Official site (Japanese)


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To be continued...