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Hakone Video Tour Posted by on Apr 27, 2017

Hakone Video Tour

With a few extra days to spare on a trip to Tokyo, you should head out to the scenic town of Hakone. Situated on Lake Ashi and surrounded by mountains, it’s a great place to spend a few quiet days. Stay in a traditional ryokan, soak in the onsen theme park, ride a pirate ship…

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Hajimemashite, Japan (Wrap-Up) Posted by on Dec 11, 2012

It’s been my pleasure to share my stories, pictures, and videos from my two trips to Japan with the readers of this blog over the past few months. Unfortunately, I’m fresh out of all of the above. Seeing as how I haven’t seen much of the Land of the Rising Sun beyond the capital city…

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A Day in Hakone (Video) Posted by on Sep 15, 2012

Ryokan breakfasts are a great way to start the day. After that, getting around Hakone is a breeze, thanks to the Hakone free pass. Head up to the top of the ropeway for a stop at the “Hell’s Valley” before heading down to enjoy a cruise on a pirate ship across Lake Ashi. Finally, top…

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Hakone – Ryokan and Onsen (Video) Posted by on Aug 17, 2012

Just a few hours from Japan’s capital city of Tokyo lies the mountainous area known as Hakone. From the big city, you can take a bullet train, switch to a scenic train, and finally take a short cable car ride to get here. With such beautiful scenery, the ride is half the fun! Two of…

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Hajimemashite, Japan Posted by on Jul 17, 2012

こんにちは Transparent Japanese blog! My name is Sasha, and I’ll be a guest writer/video producer on the blog for the next few months. As I currently reside in Beijing, you can usually find me on the Chinese blog. I’ve also contributed to both the Thai and Spanish pages, so if you’re interested in China, Thailand…

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Outstanding Onsens Posted by on Sep 1, 2010

An onsen (温泉) means “hot springs” in Japanese. Basically an onsen is supposed to be a bathing area where the water is hot and comes from the natural environment. There is an endless supply of hot springs in Japan, but a few stand out as unique. Arima Onsen (有馬温泉) is famous for its two springs…

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Onsen Posted by on May 11, 2010

An onsen (おんせん) is a hot spring bath, meaning that the hot water comes from a heated spring. Traditionally, onsens were bathing facilities where people gathered to get clean. Nowadays, people have the convenience of having a bathtub at home, so getting clean isn’t the main reason why people go to the onsen. Onsen resorts…

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