|Above, a torii gate on the shore of Lake Ashi. Photo by Armand Vaquer.|
12 years ago, the first G-TOUR spent the night in Hakone after the tour group enjoyed an evening of fireworks at Lake Kawaguchi near Mount Fuji.
The tour group enjoyed the Hakone area, including a cruise on Lake Ashi and riding the aerial tramway over the volcanic areas of Owakudani Valley.
City-Cost has an article on things to see and do in Hakone and how to get there from Tokyo.
They begin it with:
Hakone (箱根) must be one of the premier getaways for residents of Tokyo, as well as a Japan bucket list mainstay for travellers to this part of the world. Rightly so. Hakone has much to offer. Too much maybe. The visitor here is spoilt for choice; onsen, lake-based activities, bonkers outdoor art installations, Mt. Fuji views, history, Spartan marathon races, storied hotels, and hard-boiled eggs that come out black (the shells of eggs sold at Owakudani). This and plenty more.Visitors to Japan will find Hakone an interesting and enjoyable area to experience.
Godzilla fans are familiar with Hakone as the battleground between Godzilla and Baragon in Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack (2001). Hakone is spotlighted on page 36 of The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan.
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