My second day in Japan was strolling around Hakone. We woke up early to catch the earliest train, but actually we’re a little bit late due to the late-night-100-yen-sushi-feast last night.
We bought the Hakone Freepass (4,000 Y/person, valid for 2 days) which offered many attraction such as the cable cars, hakone ropeway and pirate ship sightseeing for free, and there’s an additional discount if you bought museum/attraction tickets by showing the pass.
From Gora Station, we rode the cable car with a high incline to Sounzan.
Arrived at Sounzan, we faced a biggest disappointment- the hakone ropeway was closed due to the volcanic activity. We got only 1 option left to reach Owakudani: by bus (it was not included in the Hakone Freepass so we’ve gotta pay).
Then we continue to the Pirate Ship sightseeing cruise, since my husband is a big fan of Monkey D Luffy, this ride is a MUST.
After we successfully daydreamed of being a Pirate, then we stepped out to the next destination-Le Petite Prince Museum. If you read the book, you’ll understand how beautiful the story is…. and you’ll also imagined ‘how beautiful is the Little Prince Museum will be?’
I did’t know what to say. That was exactly as what I’ve dreamed of—-amazing. There’s a photograph restriction inside the museum, but believe me it was really beautiful. It’s like a dream. Everything’s written in Japanese but there’s an English guide book and also there’s an application for your smartphone to guide you using English. But for me, the guide book is enough.
And we clearly have no idea how great Hakone is. There’s so many museums that even we haven’t heard of. So many beautiful gardens along the road that we only adore from the bus window. If we got another chance, we should be staying here-at least for 2 days…how lovely!
Japan day 2 will be continue to the second part……