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Hakone – Some of my Favorite Places

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There are too many interesting places to mention in Hakone. But here are some of my favorites. Come with me on a journey to get an onsen tamago (a boiled egg, cooked by a [...]

Odawara Castle these Days

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This is what Odawara Castle looks like these days. Beautiful! Kevin R Burns Odawara Castle Beautiful Odawara, one of Japan’s unsung sightseeing [...]

Harukimichi Walk

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Harukimichi (or Haruki street) is the path along the Kari River. From Kevin’s Guesthouse you can access it at the nearest bridge. -the road that goes along the river. Walk [...]

Minamiashigarashi Events

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Doryosan Hatsumode Jan. 1st Join the crowds and come and pray. A truly Japanese experience. The Daiyuzan line was built in 1921 so that people could more easily come to this [...]

Hakone & Odawara City Events

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Short Video of Hakone by Jonah Kishiya Tokyo-Hakone Ekiden: (Annually-January 2nd & 3rd) It’s a long distance marathon relay race done by university teams. It is [...]

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 [...]

Hakone Area & Kevin’s Guesthouse

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I mini-documentary about our area, Kevin’s Guest House, and a short interview of me is on YouTube. Watch it! The video includes: Daiyuzan Temple (Saijoji), Only Yu Hot [...]

How to get to Gotemba Outlet Mall?

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How to Get to Gotemba Outlet Mall Take the Daiyuzan line train to Odawara. Transfer to the Odakyu line. Go to Shin Matsuda Station. Transfer to the Gotemba line. Take the [...]