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Gora in Hakone

Gora in Hakone

Is an onsen resort near the top of Soun-zan Mountain. It is in the center of the area. It is a pretty area with resorts and hotels.

Hakone Bijutskukan (Art Museum)Tel 0460-2-2623It is 3 minutes by cable car from Gora Station to Koen-ue. It has a great collection of Japanese and Chinese ceramics. Plus the surrounding grounds are covered in moss and Japanese maples. A truly Japanese experience. An interesting Japanese bamboo grove also surrounds the museum.

The Cable Car

Goes to the summit of Soun-zan. A tram goes down the other side and is the second longest in the world.The end of the tram line is Togendai on the shores of Lake Ashi (Ashinoko). Stop at Owaki-dani to view the sulfur spewing holes and stop to boil an egg if you`d like. Like a scene from a dinosaur movie! In Togendai you can take a boat to Moto-Hakone or take a bus to Hakone-en.

Pictured: Lake Ashi

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