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How to get a Hakone Free Pass?


How to get a Hakone Free Pass? When you arrive at Odawara station, you can proceed to the Odakyu Line office to buy a Hakone free pass, which then covers the rest of the [...]

Odawara Forest Adventure Park

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This aerial course, is built through a pristine forest and is comprised of ladders, bridges, swings, nets, and giant zip lines. You are equipped with a harness and attached [...]

Owakudani alert level Raised slightly


You may have heard already, but they raised the volcano alert level from1/5 up to 2/5. It still seems fairly safe. Our guest houses should be ok, unless there was a major [...]

Rugby World Cup 2019


Rugby World Cup 2019: One week in Kanagawa Heading to the World Cup later this year? Find out how to make the most of your time in Kanagawa.  (Originally published in [...]

Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden


Tokai University just won the Hakone Ekiden, a long, grueling, relay marathon for university students in Japan. Tokai has participated for 46 years and this is the first time [...]

Car Rental in Hakone

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If you want to rent a car in Hakone, I am recommends: The fun2drive Owners’ Club Co., Ltd. 1143 Hakone-Machi Sengokuhara Ashigarashimo-Gun, Kanagawa Prefecture [...]

Chinriu Shops in Hakone and Odawara


There are Chinriu shops in Odawara and Hakone. “We sell hand made products from all over Japan.” -said one of the employees. This is our Hakone shop. Chinriu Shop [...]