Venetian Glass Museum; 45K pieces of earing-size crystals

If you brought a private vehicle, be sure to leave everything except your money and your camera. Most places are so delicate and you don’t want any of your bags, or jackets getting caught up in one of the displays, and end up shopping for broken pieces of crystals. It’s okay to leave your jackets too, and just freeze a […]

Komagatake Ropeway; easy 1327m climb above sea level

Experience a great view of one of Japan’s majestic mountains through Hakone Komagatake Ropeway that also provides tourist and locals an easy access through its cable cars. According to the write up, this is the 2nd highest mountain after Mt. Kamiyama, and its summit is said to be a festival ground for the gods. Mt Komagatake is 1327m above sea […]

A Naked Japanese Experience at Hakonemori Okada

Hakonenomori Okada is located at 250-0312 Kanagawa, Hakone, Yumotochaya 191. It is one of the many hotels in Japan that offers hot-spring baths, where they feature one that is open-air and overlooking a forested hill. We were lucky enough to book our accommodation through at a very competitive rate. We occupied a large room with 2 single beds with […]