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Writer and teacher in Japan

Hakone & Odawara City Events

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Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden: (Annually-January 2nd & 3rd) It’s a long distance marathon relay race done by university teams. It is broadcast on all the TV networks in [...]

Sports Bars in Odawara

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The best sports bars in the Odawara-Hakone area are in downtown Odawara. If you want to watch rugby or soccer, these are the places to go: Celts Just a five minute walk from [...]

Hakone Ropeway

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Update, Dec. 2019: The cable car running between Gora and Sounzan will be until the end of March, but Hakone Ropeway is now working, so you can visit Owakudani and Lake Ashi [...]

Miyagase Lake

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Miyagase Lake is a stunningly beautiful area and suitable for day trips by car from Minamiashigarashi (from Kevin’s Guesthouse or Merry Lue’s Guesthouse). To get [...]

Merry Lue’s Guesthouse

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We have been refurbishing Merry Lue ‘s Guesthouse. Both suites look very good now. I think guests will enjoy staying there even more! Here are some photos! Cooking Show [...]

On Airbnb

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In Japan, the authorities here require us to gather all kinds of information. So that’s changed. But Airbnb needs to catch up with the Japanese situation.   They need [...]